On Nov. 26, the Sacramento Kings traded for the 2011 second overall pick Derrick Williams. This trade was bound to happen because of the lack of playing time for Williams. In the first 16 games of the season Williams was only getting 14 minutes per game with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and for five of the games he did not even play. The lack of playing time was a little surprising with how Williams finished last season: for the month of April, he averaged 13 points per game and in March it was 15 points.
Now when the trade happened it seemed that Williams would be the starting small forward for the Kings. However, on Dec. 9, the Kings traded for Rudy Gay. Then just like in Minnesota, Williams found himself on the bench, having a hard time getting consistent minutes. Let’s take a look at Williams from draft day to now and see how his career is going and where it could go from here.