Derrick Williams is set to sign a two year, $10 million contract with the New York Knicks, the second year of which will be a player option, according to a person closer to the deal.
He gets another chance to fulfill the promise he once showed.
But whether Williams will be playing as a point guard for the Knicks isn’t clear, as he can operate more effectively in offense as a transition scorer.
He relies on the play-making or scheming abilities of the players around him. Williams was drafted as second over-all pick in 2011 by the Minnesota Timberwolves behind Kyrie Irving. But he couldn’t prove his worth at Minnesota and was traded to the Sacramento Kings in 2013.
This season, Williams gets a chance to shine on a roster with very limited talent. The Knicks are expected to lose a lot of games and Williams will be in prime focus, getting enough minutes to prove his mettle.
In the 74 games he featured last year, Williams averaged 8.3 points and 2.7 rebounds for the Kings last year.