Wolves to Experiment Derrick Williams at the 3
With Kevin Love going down for the majority of last year, Derrick Williams was forced into the starting line-up as the main power forward. This year, however, the Wolves are expecting Love to be fully healthy and may now experiment Williams playing some back-up four and back-up three.
“He’s the one guy I think everybody kind of forgot about and people don’t talk much about,” Saunders said. “This is a big proving year for him, he’s got to get out and really do some things. But I believe he’s gonna show he can play a couple different positions. He’s been working extremely hard to get in better shape, to get his weight down a little bit, so he can be a little bit more explosive, a little bit quicker.”
Williams is the typical tweener in the NBA without a true position. He’s a bit undersized for the four position, but a bit too slow for the three position. If Williams can work on his foot speed and jump shot, he has the potential of being a bully small forward rather than one that gets bullied at the four.