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Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:49 pm

Derrick Williams has signed a contract with the Tianjin Gold Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.


Williams played for five teams in his eight NBA seasons, averaging 8.9 points and four rebounds per game over his career. 


Williams played for the Cavaliers and Heat last season.

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Post#2 » by Chris3323 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:52 pm

How is he not on an NBA roster and McGee is?
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Post#3 » by Plutonashfan » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:23 pm

Doesn't make sense. Thought he played well as a hustle/high energy guy and thought we locked him up to a 2 year extension till I realized he wasn't at the end of the bench sometime in early November.
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Post#4 » by ontnut » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:58 pm

Chris3323 wrote:How is he not on an NBA roster and McGee is?

McGee is 7 feet tall with a huge wingspan and good athleticism. Like it or not, size matters in the NBA.
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Post#5 » by macNcheese3 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:26 pm

Good for him
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Post#6 » by Pickled Prunes » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:21 pm

He's gonna be a star!
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Post#7 » by Splashin » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:51 pm

But everybody said he's so good!
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Post#8 » by caronimo » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:08 am

Probably would have developed better if he wasn't playing in Minnesota or Sacramento
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Post#9 » by thebuzzardman » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:51 pm

Past and future Knicks pipeline to China

Marbury
JR Smith
Jimmer Fredette (sort of)
Beasley
Derrick Williams

Who is playing well over there?

Next Knicks bench guy
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Post#10 » by oaktownwarriors87 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:03 pm

thebuzzardman wrote:Past and future Knicks pipeline to China

Marbury
JR Smith
Jimmer Fredette (sort of)
Beasley
Derrick Williams

Who is playing well over there?

Next Knicks bench guy


Kanter to China
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Post#11 » by thebuzzardman » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:16 pm

oaktownwarriors87 wrote:
thebuzzardman wrote:Past and future Knicks pipeline to China

Marbury
JR Smith
Jimmer Fredette (sort of)
Beasley
Derrick Williams

Who is playing well over there?

Next Knicks bench guy


Kanter to China


He might be a little too good for that. On the Knicks right now?

Lance Thomas or Ron Baker seem like future candidates for Chinese league stardom

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Post#12 » by Chris3323 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:26 pm

ontnut wrote:
Chris3323 wrote:How is he not on an NBA roster and McGee is?

McGee is 7 feet tall with a huge wingspan and good athleticism. Like it or not, size matters in the NBA.

Sure, I know it does. And I, just like many were confused when teams like the Clippers didnt sign McGee when he was available and NO ONE wanted him :banghead:

But i have also seen D Williams play, and he can give any bench 10ppg minimum.

Agree?
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Post#13 » by MitchB3 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:11 pm

I'm surprised that the Spurs didn't take a look at him since they could have really used him.
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Post#14 » by ontnut » Tue Jan 2, 2018 6:43 pm

Chris3323 wrote:
ontnut wrote:
Chris3323 wrote:How is he not on an NBA roster and McGee is?

McGee is 7 feet tall with a huge wingspan and good athleticism. Like it or not, size matters in the NBA.

Sure, I know it does. And I, just like many were confused when teams like the Clippers didnt sign McGee when he was available and NO ONE wanted him :banghead:

But i have also seen D Williams play, and he can give any bench 10ppg minimum.

Agree?

Most benches, probably.
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