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Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?

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Derrick Williams: Stay or Go?

He didn't pan out and it's time to get value back while we can.
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Keep him! Only letting him go in the perfect deal.
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Post#401 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:10 pm by cube

Kahn touch this wrote:Stephen jackson?

No way! Im not sure he would like it in Min and could become cancerous like he was in Mil.

Have been thinking about Splitter for Derrick + 1, this would only work if SA sees enough potential in Derrick. Only problem would be resigning Splitter. For that we would need to ship Ridnour (or Barea) for an expiring wing (Wright, D.Jones). Then maybe get Rip for Roy if Chi is really looking to save some money.

Rubio, Barea/Ridnour
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Ak, Gelabale?, Jones, (Budinger)
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Post#402 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:15 pm by Calinks

Any Williams trade that isn't bringing in a wing who can hit the three or a bonafide game changer is almost not worth discussing in my mind.
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Post#403 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:59 pm by shrink

Skin wrote: Do you see Redick leaving the TWolves for a better situation? How many teams out there will let him start? Of those teams, how many have the cap space to spend on him? You seem to have an idea that you will lose him in the offseason. But I'm trying to think of reasons why he would.


First, as I said, there's no guarantee we'd get to keep him, because he's a UFA. Are we hoping that his 4 months in MIN will get him to love the place.

As for another team - how about the one I mentioned: ORL? Supposedly he loves it there ,and is closely tied to the community. The Magic would have no trouble finding the cap space to offer him more than he's worth, especially since he's a fan favorite there.

Skin wrote: How are you coming up with the idea that your cap would exceed the luxury tax? This year it was around $70M.


Do you mean our "payroll" will exceed the lux, instead of the cap? If so, we may be right up against it, if we keep Pek, the MIN/MEM 1st, Buddinger (or why did we waste the #16 pick last year?) and/or the MLE .. PLUS a deal for Redick? I don't know what gets cut, but even if Redick stays and we "got" to pay him, it will be at the expense of one or two of the other - or Glen Taylor paying lux taxes.
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Post#404 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:59 am by Skin

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Skin wrote: Do you see Redick leaving the TWolves for a better situation? How many teams out there will let him start? Of those teams, how many have the cap space to spend on him? You seem to have an idea that you will lose him in the offseason. But I'm trying to think of reasons why he would.


First, as I said, there's no guarantee we'd get to keep him, because he's a UFA. Are we hoping that his 4 months in MIN will get him to love the place.

As for another team - how about the one I mentioned: ORL? Supposedly he loves it there ,and is closely tied to the community. The Magic would have no trouble finding the cap space to offer him more than he's worth, especially since he's a fan favorite there.

Skin wrote: How are you coming up with the idea that your cap would exceed the luxury tax? This year it was around $70M.


Do you mean our "payroll" will exceed the lux, instead of the cap? If so, we may be right up against it, if we keep Pek, the MIN/MEM 1st, Buddinger (or why did we waste the #16 pick last year?) and/or the MLE .. PLUS a deal for Redick? I don't know what gets cut, but even if Redick stays and we "got" to pay him, it will be at the expense of one or two of the other - or Glen Taylor paying lux taxes.

Nah, if ORL traded Redick, he wouldn't return. Why would he leave MIN where he starts just to be coming off the bench again in ORL? Magic GM, Rob Hennigan is trying to remake the team in his own vision. You saw how easily he let go of Ryan Anderson. Being a fan favorite doesn't mean as much as you think it does. Afflalo was the biggest piece in the Howard trade and he's the present and future at SG for the Magic. Getting him just made it easier for the Magic to trade Redick.

One thing I don't understand is Pek's contract. Don't you guys have another year before you need to give him a new contract? In any case, I still don't see how Pek, Budinger, a non-lottery 1st rounder and Redick take you over the luxury tax, especially when you're subtracting D-Will's contract.
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Post#405 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:09 am by Dewey

way too much OVER ANALYSIS on roster moves ... if there's a player who fits a position of need and can help move the peg - you work to make a move. "A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush". If Reddick (or whoever) fits the team and RA is on board, then DK makes it work. I see no major road-blocks other than it still takes two teams.

My ONLY caution is that some of these guys look real good to us because we are so weak at certain positions, and long-term, we may find they are unable to meet expectations for the $$. Still, these are sometimes necessary. Low risk/progressive steps forward are the name of the game for building teams - Plan B is to swing for the fence in the off-season and risk coming away with a K....

Bottom-line: If we could add Reddick, etc... - you do this small step now and go for a bigger addition this summer. We are very mediocre and to think we can get by with 10-day patchwork contracts is completely insane. That will drive down team attitude quicker than mice on skates.
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Post#406 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:03 am by shrink

Skin wrote:One thing I don't understand is Pek's contract. Don't you guys have another year before you need to give him a new contract? In any case, I still don't see how Pek, Budinger, a non-lottery 1st rounder and Redick take you over the luxury tax, especially when you're subtracting D-Will's contract.


Pek is a restricted free agent after this season. We plan to keep him, so we need to match another team's best offer.

As for going over the lux, here's the numbers:

$14,693,906 Kevin Love
$10,219,420 Andrei Kilenko
$4,687,000 JJ Barea
$4,320,000 Luke Ridnour
$3,678,358 Ricky Rubio
$3,066,667 Alexey Shved
$2,690,875 Greg Steimsma
$2,180,000 Dante Cunningham
$884,293 Malcolm Lee
$46,420,519 MINNESOTA TOTALS

$11,000,000 Pekovic new deal?
$4,000,000 Buddinger new deal?
$1,000,000 MIN/MEM new deal?
$7,000,000 Redick new deal - must outbid all offers
$5,150,000 MLE
$74,570,519 TOTAL 2013 SALARY

The lux may go up, but the last few years it's been $70.3 mil.

Your next step would be to eliminate contracts, but even that's tough. Steimsma's not guaranteed, but we'd need "somebody" as a back-up center. Pek is looking like he may get an offer for more than $11 mil, and outbidding all offers for Redick might be north of $7. Your trade may require us to trade Ridnour or Barea and demand that we get an expiring, which is also limiting. We could not use the MLE, but it wastes an annual opportunity to add talent to the team without giving up anything but money -- a better alternative than trading an asset like Williams.
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Post#407 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:48 pm by [RCG]

I wouldn't be opposed to trading Ridnour for an expiring - or Barea.
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Post#408 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:29 pm by Esohny

[RCG] wrote:I wouldn't be opposed to trading Ridnour for an expiring - or Barea.


Nope. The PG ranks need to be trimmed down by at least 1 (maybe 2 players).

As for the costs above, I really doubt that AK47 opts in to his 2nd year. He'll opt out and go for a longer term deal, which I would expect that the Wolves could give him for a lower yearly salary. And then there's Redick; I doubt he gets above 7 million a season.

Not that it matters. I don't have much faith in a meaningful in-season trade anyway.
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Post#409 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Tue Jan 1, 2013 3:06 pm by theGreatRC

No trading JJ or Luke until Rubio strings together 5-8 good games in a row, showing flashes of his normal self: Energetic, pesky defender and elite passer.
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Post#410 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Tue Jan 1, 2013 3:20 pm by Klomp

theGreatRC wrote:No trading JJ or Luke until Rubio strings together 5-8 good games in a row, showing flashes of his normal self: Energetic, pesky defender and elite passer.

I agree. And I don't see that happening before the trade deadline at this rate.
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Post#411 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Fri Jan 4, 2013 12:54 pm by shrink

Darren Wolfson twitter wrote: I'll add this on DWill value: Suns/Rockets/Spurs/LAL loved him entering draft. Maybe solo he fetches a lot w/ them. Just doubt Orl.


Good place to start trades.
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Post#412 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Fri Jan 4, 2013 1:04 pm by theGreatRC

Let's see, players that I would take on those teams:

Suns: Dudley, Brown
Rockets: Nobody worth D-Will
Spurs: Leonard (I want him on this team so bad)
Lakers: ehh...
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Post#413 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Fri Jan 4, 2013 1:07 pm by Klomp

theGreatRC wrote:Spurs: Leonard (I want him on this team so bad)

Triust me, I feel the same way.

Ultimately, it would likely be a Danny Green trade
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Post#414 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Sat Jan 5, 2013 12:14 am by pad300

For those looking for a spurs DWilliams trade. Free info, you can forget about Kawhi. Unless you are willing to include a first, you can forget about Green - he's in their starting line up for a reason, and they think they have a shot this year. Start thinking about Bonner, Blair, Gary Neal (maybe), Curtis Joseph, and other prospects (Nando de Colo maybe)...Sjax maybe (but at $10 million of expiring, they will want more for the salary cap space than just DWilliams).
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Post#415 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Sat Jan 5, 2013 12:22 am by Klomp

pad300 wrote:For those looking for a spurs DWilliams trade. Free info, you can forget about Kawhi. Unless you are willing to include a first, you can forget about Green - he's in their starting line up for a reason, and they think they have a shot this year. Start thinking about Bonner, Blair, Gary Neal (maybe), Curtis Joseph, and other prospects (Nando de Colo maybe)...Sjax maybe (but at $10 million of expiring, they will want more for the salary cap space than just DWilliams).

If you say so...
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Post#416 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Sat Jan 5, 2013 12:24 am by theGreatRC

pad300 wrote:For those looking for a spurs DWilliams trade. Free info, you can forget about Kawhi. Unless you are willing to include a first, you can forget about Green - he's in their starting line up for a reason, and they think they have a shot this year. Start thinking about Bonner, Blair, Gary Neal (maybe), Curtis Joseph, and other prospects (Nando de Colo maybe)...Sjax maybe (but at $10 million of expiring, they will want more for the salary cap space than just DWilliams).



How kind of you. :roll:

Gary Neal has been trash outside of a few good games this season, trying to create more for himself rather than going back to what made him so great last year, which was a spot up shooter.
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Post#417 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Sat Jan 5, 2013 12:27 am by Mattya

pad300 wrote:For those looking for a spurs DWilliams trade. Free info, you can forget about Kawhi. Unless you are willing to include a first, you can forget about Green - he's in their starting line up for a reason, and they think they have a shot this year. Start thinking about Bonner, Blair, Gary Neal (maybe), Curtis Joseph, and other prospects (Nando de Colo maybe)...Sjax maybe (but at $10 million of expiring, they will want more for the salary cap space than just DWilliams).


Well then there is nothing to talk about.
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Post#418 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Sat Jan 5, 2013 12:43 am by The J Rocka

pad300 wrote:For those looking for a Wolves Parker trade. Free info, you can forget about Love. Unless you are willing to include a first, you can forget about Pekovic - he's in their starting line up for a reason, and they think they have a shot this year. Start thinking about Stiemsma, Cunningham, Barea (maybe), Ridnour, and other prospects (Bjelica's rights maybe)...Roy maybe (but at $5 million that may look to be an expiring with little-to-none guaranteed next season, they will want more for the salary cap space than just Parker).
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Post#419 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:45 pm by mmmdk

Derrick Williams is a tweener, granted, but so is Thaddeus Young and Thad's doing really well. But why does Adelman want to turn Williams into a shooter? Williams may be a tweener but is athletic & stronger than coaching staff acknowledges and hence Williams himself. Williams was draftes a wee bit too high but he's not being developped AT ALL by Adelman; I've lost all respect for Adelman - he's the truely overrated one!
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Post#420 Re: Derrick Williams: Time to Move On?
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:47 pm by Klomp

mmmdk wrote:Derrick Williams is a tweener, granted, but so is Thaddeus Young and Thad's doing really well. But why does Adelman want to turn Williams into a shooter? Williams may be a tweener but is athletic & stronger than coaching staff acknowledges and hence Williams himself. Williams was draftes a wee bit too high but he's not being developped AT ALL by Adelman; I've lost all respect for Adelman - he's the truely overrated one!

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