Draft Profile: Derrick Williams
Old 01-18-2011, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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 ...


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Old 01-18-2011, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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

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Old 01-18-2011, 07:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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 Don't see him as a great fit here though, considering Ed and Amir.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I forgot all about that. Was watching that game when it happen and was going to post it on here. Nice play.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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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!
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:46 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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This kid is like a super athletic version of Kevin Love.
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
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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
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Guy looked crazy good tonight.

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Old 03-25-2011, 01:43 AM   #15 (permalink)
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If we didn't already have PFs up the ass, I'd say get em... But oh well...
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:09 AM   #16 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:03 AM   #17 (permalink)
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There's always hope of trading Bargnani away
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:45 AM   #18 (permalink)
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no there is none. raptor till retirement.
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NBA Position: Power Forward
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