Derrick Williams Reportedly Renounced by Knicks: Latest Details and Reaction

July 8th, 2016 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »
The New York Knicks reportedly renounced their rights to free-agent forward Derrick Williams on Friday, all but assuring his exit from the team after one season.

Ian Begley of reported the news. Williams was one of four players (Kevin Seraphin, Lou Amundson and Cleanthony Early) the Knicks renounced so they could fit free-agent signings Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee, Brandon Jennings and Mindaugas Kuzminskas under the salary cap.

New York also announced the additions of Willy Hernangomez and Marshall Plumlee on Friday.

The Knicks could bring back any of these players under a veteran's minimum contract. However, Williams, who played well in a reserve role last season, will almost certainly command more on the open market. (Williams declined a $4.6 million player option for next season.)

The former No. 2 overall pick averaged 9.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 2015-16, shooting 45.0 percent while bringing energy off the bench. He's never going to become the star many hoped when the Minnesota Timberwolves selected him a pick after Kyrie Irving five ye ...

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