Bobcats Turned Down Derrick Williams Trade

June 28 2012 at 11:25am CST By Luke Adams

The Bobcats reportedly have five offers for the No. 2 pick on the table, but there's at least one proposal from the Timberwolves that isn't being considered. According to Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.com (Twitter link), the T-Wolves offered Derrick Williams for the second overall pick and were quickly turned down by Charlotte.

Minnesota's thinking, Givony tweets, is that Williams went second overall last year and should be worth the No. 2 pick this year, but the forward's stock has dropped significantly over the past season. While Williams represents a solid trade chip for the Timberwolves, who don't have a real spot in the starting lineup for him, the Wolves' offer to Charlotte indicates they're probably too optimistic about his trade value. Givony tweets that Minnesota has shopped Williams since this year's trade deadline, but that rival teams say the asking price is "way too high."

At one point, it seemed as if the Timberwolves could explore a trade in which they packaged Williams and the No. 18 pick, but Minnesota sent that pick to Houston in exchange for Chase Budinger.

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