Bobcats Turned Down Derrick Williams Trade

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 (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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3 thoughts on “Bobcats Turned Down Derrick Williams Trade

  1. RFsnapple

    Good. As a wolves fan, I don’t want to see anymore of these players that might develop into something. For once pick up somebody who is good.

    • Anti-NBA

      If you are a Wolves fan, you should have prayed this deal got done. Williams is not going to stay in Minnesota this year. He could end up in Phoenix.

      • RFsnapple

        I’m not saying I don’t want Williams dealt. He doesn’t fit with the team, although I think he can be a solid player. I’d rather see him packaged with something/someone else for a veteran, instead of a draft pick.


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