Derrick Williams - Bring Me The News

Derrick Williams

Summer League: Wolves beat Cavs, 78-65

The Timberwolves improved to 2-1 in Summer League play with a 78-65 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday night in Las Vegas. Derrick Williams led the Wolves with 23 points. He got to the free throw line 16 times.

Wolves finalize summer league roster

The Timberwolves finalized their summer league roster on Sunday. Headlining the group of 19 players are Derrick Williams and Wes Johnson, who are both trying to move on from a forgettable 2011 season. Minnesota plays five games this week, starting with the L.A. Clippers Monday at 9:00 p.m.

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."

Williams: 'This offseason is pretty big for me'

Wolves' forward Derrick Williams says "this offseason is pretty big" for him. Williams, who wants to lose 15 points, will be following the blueprint Kevin Love used to lose 25 pounds last summer. Love says if Williams can handle a diet and strict workout plan, "he'll make a big bump in his career."

Blazers blast Wolves, 119-106

The injury riddled Timberwolves dropped an important game to the Trail Blazers, 119-106, Sunday night in Portland. Injuries kept Nikola Pekovic, Michael Beasley and J.J. Barea out of the game. With only 12 games to go, the Wolves are three-and-a-half games behind Houston for the eighth spot in the Western Conference playoff race.

Wolves smart to keep Ridnour

The NBA trade deadline passed Thursday afternoon without the Timberwolves making a move. The Wolves were a popular team in the rumor mills up until the deadline, but the team couldn't afford to trade Luke Ridnour with Ricky Rubio out for season.

Timberwolves outscore Suns in Phoenix, 127-124

Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic and Derrick Williams helped the Wolves outscore the Suns, 127-124 in Phoenix last night. Love scored 30 points, Pekovic poured in 24 and Williams added 19. It's the most points the Wolves have scored in a game this season.

Love, Wolves pound Portland for third straight win

The Timberwolves pounded Portland, 106-94 Wednesday night at Target Center for their third straight win, and fifth straight at home. Kevin Love continued his torrid pace with 29 points and 16 rebounds and Wes Johnson had his best game as a pro, scoring 19 points on 8-11 shooting.

Love, Wolves beat Clippers for win No. 20

The Timberwolves reached 20 wins on the season with Monday's 95-94 win over the visiting L.A. Clippers. Chris Paul missed a free-throw to tie the game with a little more than two seconds remaining and the Wolves held on for the win.

Derrick Williams talks dunk contest

Derrick Williams is getting ready for the Rising Stars Challenge and Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend. He talks about going up against Ricky Rubio in the game, and how he plans on approaching the dunk contest.

Williams picked for Slam Dunk Contest

Minnesota Timberwolves Derrick Williams will be part of the 2012 NBA Slam Dunk contest later this month. The 6-foot-8 rookie is among four players to participant in the contest. Williams is averaging 7.5 points and 4.2 rebounds this season.

Rubio, Pekovic lead Wolves over Kings

Kevin Love served the first of his two game suspension Tuesday night, and the Wolves still found a way to win. They beat the Kings at Target Center, 86-84. The Wolves are now one game over .500 at 13-12. Nikola Pekovic had a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds and Ricky Rubio tied a career-high with 14 assists.