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Steve French 01-18-2011 03:10 PM

Draft Profile: Derrick Williams
 
Birthday: 5/25/91
NBA Position: Power Forward
Class: Sophomore
Ht: 6-9
Wt: 241


NBA Comparison: David West

Strengths: Williams had an excellent freshman season, averaging 15 and 7 for a rebounding Arizona team ... A long, 6'9 forward, Williams possesses sound footwork and fundamentals when dealing in the paint... He absorbs contact well, and gets to the line at an excellent rate, attempting 7.5 attempts per game... One of his best assets revolves around his high offensive awareness level- he times his cuts in the paint in rhythm with his point guard and the ball movement around him ... He uses pump fakes and positions his body efficiently when going up for a layup or dunk under the rim ... With his back to the basket, Williams uses his strength, along with long and efficient drop steps to create separation where he can score on 10 foot turn around jumpers and touch hooks ... He is capable of facing up, where he can attack by putting the ball on the floor, and though he doesn't have the speed or handle to blow by his defender, he uses his body to shield his defender, making it difficult to contest his shot ... Defensively, he does a good job bodying up and defending the post ... Only averaged 2.5 personal fouls per game illustrates his high defensive IQ and understanding of defensive positioning ... 7-plus foot wingspan also helps him on the boards and blocking shots ...

Weaknesses: Williams is slightly undersized for a power forward at the next level, lacking great bulk ... He will likely always use speed and length to compensate for a lack of brute strength ... He would really benefit from developing a consistent mid range jump shot ... His face up game would be more effective, and it would add another dimension to his offensive repertoire ... At times, takes him a little too long to execute his move and get off his shot ... Needs to improve vision in the post - when the ball goes down low to him it rarely gets kicked out ... Goes through cold spells from the FT line. Must become more consistent ...

Overall: Earned Pac-Ten freshman of the year. Williams is a smart kid, who works hard and maintains a high activity level every time he steps on the floor ... He's gifted in terms of scoring in the paint with great instincts and strength ... If he can broaden his offensive game by developing a mid range game while improving his handle, Williams could be one of the premier players in college this season, and a potential mid-first rounder ...



Someguy again 01-18-2011 04:28 PM

amir johnson, reggie evans, joey dorsey. how many more undersized forwards do we need? i will take him though if hes the best talent on the clock when we have the miami pick, but lottery no way

welcome to rf!

finstock 01-18-2011 08:49 PM

He's definitely a lottery talent. His wingspan and athleticism make up for his 6-9 frame. He has a very nice back to the basket game and has shown the ability to face up and hit the J. Actually, he's 17-24 from downtown this season :reporter: Don't see him as a great fit here though, considering Ed and Amir.

Steve French 01-30-2011 11:15 AM


nasty

RaptorsandBuckeye FaN 01-30-2011 07:07 PM

I forgot all about that. Was watching that game when it happen and was going to post it on here. Nice play.

ClevBuck25 03-13-2011 01:54 PM

would you take him #1 overrall? i would, hes so athletic and such an efficent shooter and a work horse he's got the chance and talent to be great

jj33 03-13-2011 02:24 PM

Yes if he can play SF, If he has lateral quickness!!! With his rebounding at SF, would be great for a current raptors roster with C that average 5 rebs!

x_kaptain_x 03-16-2011 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jj33 (Post 519371)
Yes if he can play SF, If he has lateral quickness!!! With his rebounding at SF, would be great for a current raptors roster with C that average 5 rebs!

I heard about that guy, they should trade his ass.. a centre only collecting 5 RPG? forget that.

Windex 03-19-2011 10:46 AM

YouTube - Derrick Williams Monster Block Saves Arizona

eazy187 03-24-2011 11:49 PM

This kid is like a super athletic version of Kevin Love.

Windex 03-25-2011 12:41 AM

abusing Duke as we speak

RaptorsFan4Life 03-25-2011 01:38 AM

He can definitely play the 3, he is shooting 58% from 3 on the seasons (36/62). I'd hope can get him but I don't see him going lower than 2.

ClevBuck25 03-25-2011 01:58 AM

Seems like He's Dan Gilberts new favorite

cavsdan My thoughts on draft: NBA rules prevent any comment on players still playing and/or undeclared for draft....And how I wish I could comment!

from the Derrick Williams thread on RCF, although it could have been about Kyrie Irving as well who had 28 on 15 shots but i doubt it

but i think we are all over looking Derrick Williams obvious comparison, a less athletic but stronger Kevin Durant

NaturallyStoned 03-25-2011 02:06 AM

Guy looked crazy good tonight.

Quote:

chadfordinsider Chad Ford
Just got off the phone with a GM. His comp for Derrick Williams? Tougher Danny Granger.

Chiggmo 03-25-2011 02:43 AM

If we didn't already have PFs up the ass, I'd say get em... But oh well...

RaptorsFan4Life 03-25-2011 04:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chiggmo (Post 523230)
If we didn't already have PFs up the ass, I'd say get em... But oh well...

He's can play SF great. He's not just a PF.

Shifty.py 03-25-2011 06:03 AM

There's always hope of trading Bargnani away

Naj_Irban 03-25-2011 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shifty.py (Post 523238)
There's always hope of trading Bargnani away

no there is none. raptor till retirement.

Superjudge 03-25-2011 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve French (Post 495109)
Birthday: 5/25/91
NBA Position: Power Forward
Class: Sophomore
Ht: 6-9
Wt: 241


http://depts.washington.edu/natmap/p...ugar_01tfk.jpg

Barracuda 03-25-2011 11:38 AM



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