Minnesota Timberwolves Trade Derrick Williams to Sacramento Kings


The Minnesota Timberwolves have finalized their trade that sends Derrick Williams to the Sacramento Kings for Luc Mbah a Moute.

Nov 23, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Derrick Williams (7) is guarded by Houston Rockets small forward Omri Casspi (18) during the second quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

The deal was finished on Tuesday. Williams was the Number 2 overall draft pick in 2011. But he wasn’t a good fit for Coach Rick Adelman’s system and had played sparingly through the first 16 games this season.

The Kings on the other hand are hoping Williams can bring some offensive spark to a team that could use some more of it in the frontcourt alongside DeMarcus Cousins. Williams averaged 10.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in just over two years with the Wolves.

Mbah a Moute brings a physical defensive presence to a Timberwolves team that needs it. The 6-foot-8 forward played at UCLA with Wolves forward Kevin Love.