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'Caged lion' Derrick Williams wants more playing time

Tweeting that he feels "like a caged lion," Timberwolves rookie Derrick Williams tells the Pioneer Press he'd like more minutes. He might get his wish as early as tonight, as the Wolves begin a two-game stretch without the suspended Kevin Love.
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Tweeting that he feels "like a caged lion," Timberwolves rookie Derrick Williams tells the Pioneer Press he'd like more minutes. He might get his wish as early as tonight, as the Wolves begin a two-game stretch without the suspended Kevin Love.

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