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Wolves' rookie Williams nearly signed with European team

Timberwolves' rookie Derrick Williams says he's ready for training camp to begin Friday. The No. 2 pick in the draft says he nearly signed a contract to play professional basketball in Spain or Italy. Fortunately, the NBA lockout ended just in time.
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Timberwolves' rookie Derrick Williams says he's ready for training camp to begin Friday. The No. 2 pick in the draft says he nearly signed a contract to play professional basketball in Spain or Italy. Fortunately, the NBA lockout ended just in time.

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