Derrick Williams Unafraid Of Position Labels
Derrick Williams may not have an exact position, but that hasn’t put a huge damper on his NBA Draft stock.
He is expected by many to go second overall to the Minnesota Timberwolves, but if they pass on him (for perhaps, Enes Kanter) his name won’t be called more than a few minutes later.
“If you’re on the court it doesn’t matter, like Dirk [Nowitzki], he doesn’t have a real position but he’s out there playing,” Williams told the media in New York City on Wednesday.
“There’s a spot for everybody.”
Williams, who at 6-feet-8 is considered too small to be a prototypical power forward, would be a matchup nightmare for some at the three.
Like many of the rookies in this year’s unheralded draft class, Williams is enjoying the process after a long road to the top of college basketball. When asked if he’d be disappointed if Minnesota passed on him, the California native shrugged.
“I wouldn’t say disappointed,” he replied. “At the end of the day, I wasn’t even supposed to be in this spot. Out of high school, I was barely in the Top 100 and it’s just an honor and blessing to be here. Hard work will take you a long way.”