Derrick Williams to Knicks: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

July 3rd, 2015 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

The New York Knicks added to their ranks Friday, agreeing to a two-year deal with Derrick Williams worth $10 million, per ESPN's Chris Broussard. Al Iannazzone of Newsday confirmed the move.

According to Broussard, the second year will be a player option.

Williams spent the 2014/15 season with the Sacramento Kings. He averaged 8.3 points and 2.7 rebounds a game in 19.8 minutes on the floor.

The Knicks likely pulled the trigger on a deal for the 24-year-old after losing out on Corey Brewer. Broussard reported earlier in the day that both Williams and Brewer were on New York's radar. Then, Brewer agreed to a three-year deal to remain with the Houston Rockets, per Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported that Williams was instead likely the Knicks' top target since Brewer was always likely to stay in Houston.

Signing Williams isn't exactly the kind of move that will rally the Knicks' fanbase. The young forward has never lived up to his second overall selection in the 2011 draft. Over his four-year career, he has averaged 9.3 points a game on 42.9 percent shootin ...

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