Derrick Williams F SAC 6 Months

Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro said that Derrick Williams will play for Sacramento's Summer League team in Las Vegas.

Ben McLemore and Ray McCallum will be joining Williams in the Summer League as well. It makes sense for McLemore and McCallum, as both players will be entering their second seasons and need to refine their game against NBA competition as much as possible. Williams is entering his fourth season and players with his tenure usually do not participate in Summer League games. This perhaps raises more questions than answers as to what his role with the Kings will be next season.

Derrick Williams F SAC 6 Months

Derrick Williams had 13 points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds and one steal in another fill-in start at SF for the Kings on Sunday.

Rudy Gay was a late scratch due to his ongoing back injury, so D-Will logged 40 minutes in a tough three-point win. He averaged 12.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 13 starts this season, but the Kings' personnel moves this season may determine his fantasy value for 2014-15.

Derrick Williams F SAC 7 Months

Derrick Williams returned from an illness against the Mavericks on Saturday with four points and two rebounds in 10 minutes.

The Kings giving serious run to Ray McCallum indirectly hurt Derrick Williams tonight and perhaps it was because he's not all the way back from his illness. Regardless, he's still too inconsistent to own in most leagues.

Derrick Williams F SAC 7 Months

Derrick Williams (illness) will play on Saturday night vs. the Mavericks.

He missed Friday's game and was playing well before that, so he's an interesting player to use in some cases. Rudy Gay will run the point a bit and that will open up some minutes at small forward for Williams.

Derrick Williams F SAC 7 Months

Derrick Williams (illness) will not play against the Thunder on Friday night.

He played 31 minutes on Wednesday and was developing some more consistency. Plus, he would have got some more run alongside Rudy Gay, but it's a moot point. Travis Outlaw could get more run while Jason Thompson should see an uptick, too.

Derrick Williams F SAC 7 Months

Derrick Williams exploded for 26 points on 8-of-15 FGs and 8-of-10 FTs as the Kings lost by two points to Minnesota on Sunday.

He made two 3-pointers, grabbed 11 rebounds and stole the ball once in just 28 minutes of action, despite coming off the bench behind starting PF Reggie Evans (eight points, five rebounds in 19 minutes). Head coach Mike Malone said that the two players will alternate starts based upon matchups, so there's a chance D-Will will get the nod vs. the Wizards on Tuesday.

Derrick Williams F SAC 7 Months

Coach Mike Malone declined to name a starting power forward for Saturday's game against the Bulls.

In Wednesday's win over the undersized Sixers, Malone went with Derrick Williams as his starter. In the game before that (at DET), he used Reggie Evans. And in the one just before that (at BKN), he rolled with Jason Thompson. Our best guess for Saturday is that Evans will start to bang with Carlos Boozer/Joakim Noah, but it's impossible to be certain. Malone might not even have his mind made up yet.

Derrick Williams F SAC 7 Months

Derrick Williams is starting at the power forward spot against the Sixers on Wednesday night.

The Kings get the friendliest matchup of all tonight and putting Derrick Williams in the with the starters shows they're probably anticipating a fast-paced game. He'll join Isaiah Thomas, Ben McLemore, Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins. We're expecting DMC, Thomas and Gay to have a big night, while Williams could be a nice play. Interestingly, that lineup has been used for just 2.5 minutes over the past month, so it should be foreign to these guys to say the least.

Derrick Williams F SAC 8 Months

Derrick Williams started with DeMarcus Cousins (suspension) out on Friday, scoring 26 points on 10-of-20 shooting (6-of-10 FTs) with 12 rebounds and two steals in the Kings' loss to the Lakers.

Williams' defense was terrible tonight and it's doubtful that Mike Malone is going to go overboard about a game in which the Lakers hit 60 percent of their field goals and 70 percent of their 3-point attempts. Carl Landry (knee) was also out, so there are plenty of reasons not to get too high about this. The Kings would love to make their mid-season acquisition look good down the stretch, but a fantasy-deficient producer like Williams should be approached with extreme caution.

Derrick Williams F SAC 8 Months

Derrick Williams is expected to start in place of DeMarcus Cousins (suspension) in Friday's game against the Lakers.