Report: Derrick Williams agrees to one-year deal with Miami Heat
Knicks forward and former No. 2 overall pick heads south
Former Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks forward Derrick Williams has decided to follow in the footsteps of another disappointing No.2 overall pick, Michael Beasley. Williams has reportedly landed a one-year, $5 million deal with the Miami Heat.
Free agent forward Derrick Williams has agreed to a one-year, $5M deal with Miami, league source tells @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 8, 2016
Williams sees how Miami culture under Erik Spoelstra has improved value of players and deal gives him chance to get back on market in '17.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 8, 2016
With Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, and Joe Johnson gone, the Heat could use some athleticism on the wing, and Williams has oodles of that. He has had bits and spurts over the years when he's looked useful but eventually loses his rotation spot due to a lack of skill and awareness. At just 25, though, he's worth the look for the Heat as they try and figure out where to go from here.
Williams averaged 9.3 points and 3.7 rebounds last season for New York, shooting 45 percent from the field.
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