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Thread: Derrick Williams: The SF vs. PF debate is not getting any clearer

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    Default Derrick Williams: The SF vs. PF debate is not getting any clearer

    Williams says he is a SF first and foremost, a SF who can play PF to be exact.

    -The closest comparison to Derrick Williams (6-7 ¼ without shoes, 7-1 ½ wingspan, 248 pounds) we can find in our database physically is former Georgetown standout DaJuan Summers (6-7 ¼ withough shoes, 7-0 ¾ wingspan, 243 pounds). Amongst power forwards drafted in the top-5 in recent seasons, Williams compares favorably to Michael Beasley (6-7 without shoes, 7-0 ¼ wingspan, 239 pounds), another player who was incredibly productive on the college level.

    The Arizona product would rank right around average for a power forward in terms of physical tools, but measures out about an inch taller, weigh in 15 pounds heavier, and post a wingspan an inch longer than the average small forward in our database.

    Looking at other small forwards drafted in the top-15 in our database, Williams would be the heaviest small forward picked since Rodney Rogers in 1993. Rogers didn't spend a significant time at the three-position as his career progressed. The next heaviest three drafted in that range was LeBron James, who tipped the scales at 245. By no means is it impossible to see Williams playing the small forward position full time at the next level, but he would rank as one of the more physically unique players we've seen there in some time.

    Williams made major strides in his physical conditioning this season, but with a body fat percentage of 10.8 he could drop even more weight heading into his rookie season. Considering the transformation he underwent between his freshman and sophomore years, it will be interesting to see which direction his body heads on the NBA level.

    See how Williams stacks up against other power forwards drafted in the top 15 in our measurements database.

    From DraftExpress.com http://www.draftexpress.com/article/...#ixzz1NDiV7tkX
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    Should answer your question?


    Really hope Bryco trades up for this guy!
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    It is a good clip. He seems like a good and confident guy.

    What he says/thinks and what he is are two different things though.

    There is no longer any quesiton on his size for the PF spot at the NBA.

    For me at least there is still question as to whether he can keep up with SF's on D and beat them on off the dribble on O in the NBA.

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    no offense, but why the hell does it matter, williams is going 1 or 2, the raptors short of trading demar or ed will NOT get him.

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    I see Derrick Williams as a Michael Beasley type. Really no different imo, will be interesting to see if the T-Wolves add what is essentially another Beasley to their team.

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    i think he could be a bust , i dont like tweeners they almost always end up as busts

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