Kings interested in Derrick Williams trade, according to report

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

Chad Ford says Sacramento is among the teams looking to nab D-Will.

Derrick Williams, the No. 2 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, is barely playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves these days, trapped behind Kevin Love and Corey Brewer. It's widely believed he'll be dealt by the February 20 trade deadline. ESPN's Chad Ford did a chat on Monday and revealed this nugget:

From everything I can gather, he's available. It's just about finding the right deal. Head coach Rick Adelman would prefer another veteran big to fill out the rotation. I think GM Flip Saunders wants a little more value. I know the Kings have a lot interest in Williams and might have the right combination of veterans to make a deal (Jason Thompson? Chuck Hayes?).

Williams hasn't produced well in the NBA, but has a great physical profile and athleticism and showed a pretty high skill level at Arizona. He just got drafted to the wrong team. (He's also probably not No. 2 pick material. Clearly Isaiah Thomas should have been No. 2 in 2011.)

Adelman did once coach Hayes, and played him at center. That'd be an amazing deal for Sacramento, though I can't actually see it happening.

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