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July 8, 2020, 11:05 amDerrick WilliamsPF, International
Derrick Williams’ international career will take him to another part of the globe, as it was announced on Wednesday that he is signing with Valencia of Liga ACB in Spain.
The Arizona alumni became a free agent after concluding his run with Fenerbahce where he averaged 11.3 points and 3.9 rebounds in EuroLeague. The Oranges will be his third European team after Fener and FC Bayern Munich. He previously spent seven seasons in the NBA playing in 436 games between six teams and one season in China’s CBA.
July 14, 2019, 12:44 pmDerrick WilliamsPF, International
Derrick Williams has agreed to a single-season deal with Fenerbahce.
Williams, the second overall pick in 2011, last appeared in the NBA in two games with the Lakers in 2017-18. He spent last season playing with Bayern Munich and will look to raise his profile with a strong season in Turkey. Expect Williams to float around the workout circuit every summer in hopes of an NBA return.
Source: Emiliano Carchia on Twitter
October 3, 2018, 8:45 amDerrick WilliamsF, Los Angeles Lakers
On Tuesday, Bayern Munich of the German basketball league made the signing of Derrick Williams official.
Williams has played in 436 games with the Wolves, the Kings, the Knicks, the Heat, the Cavs and the Lakers. He signed with the Tianjin Gold Lions in China last year but was able to secure a 10-day contract with the Lakers at the end of the season. Look for his name to show up again when NBA teams are allowed to offer 10-day contracts.
September 18, 2018, 9:46 amDerrick WilliamsF, Los Angeles Lakers
Derrick Williams is very close to signing with German EuroLeague club Bayern Munich.
Williams carries an NBA experience of six seasons and 436 games with the Wolves, Kings, Knicks, Heat and the Cavs, with which he reached the 2017 Finals. After spending the first months of the previous season without a team, Williams signed with the Tianjin Gold Lions in China before joining the Lakers on a 10-day contract.
June 8, 2018, 2:50 pmDerrick WilliamsF, Los Angeles Lakers
The Pistons have released a list of free agents who will attend a mini camp that includes former No. 2 overall pick Derrick Williams.
Williams is the biggest name of the bunch and had been a fairly consistent presence in the league until last season, when he appeared in just two contests as a member of the Lakers. Prior to that he'd at least held down an NBA job even if it came in short stints with multiple teams. Other names to recently appear in the NBA include John Jenkins, Jordan McRae and Diamond Stone.
Source: James Edwards III on Twitter
March 15, 2018, 1:33 amDerrick WilliamsPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Derrick Williams logged eight minutes in Wednesday’s loss, picking up two points and a rebound in his Lakers debut.
Williams’ playing time could’ve been a result of Kyle Kuzma’s absence but we’d be shocked if he became a fantasy option this season, even in deep leagues.
March 9, 2018, 7:44 pmDerrick WilliamsSF/PF, Los Angeles Lakers
Derrick Williams is available but doubtful to play on Friday vs. the Nuggets.
Owners of Julius Randle, Kyle Kuzma and Brook Lopez can breathe collective sigh of relief. That’s the last thing you need coming up on H2H playoff season. Hopefully, Williams won’t get enough run to impact any of them.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
March 9, 2018, 9:08 amDerrick Williams, Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers plan to sign Derrick Williams to a 10-day contract.
The former number two overall pick has been playing overseas in China and was averaging 20.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists. Williams will provide depth to the back end of the Lakers bench and does not warrant ownership in standard leagues.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
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