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Williams says he should have been the first pick in last year's NBA Draft

Timberwolves' first round draft pick Derrick Williams says he should have been the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft over Kyrie Irving. He says he has faith in himself to be the best, but going No. 2 to the Wolves was a better fit for him anyway.
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Timberwolves' first round draft pick Derrick Williams says he should have been the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft over Kyrie Irving. He says he has faith in himself to be the best, but going No. 2 to the Wolves was a better fit for him anyway.

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