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Derrick Williams working to put trade rumors behind him

Derrick Williams, the No. 2 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, is already being referred to as a "bust." His first-year struggles have led to plenty of trade speculation. He admits he "had an up-and-down rookie season" and "if I had played a little better, maybe we wouldn't be having this talk."
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