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Derrick Williams Signs With Miami Heat

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

After signing Hassan Whiteside and Rodney McGruder today, the Miami Heat signed the big man Derrick Williams. Williams is a 6'8" power forward who last played for the New York Knicks. He is only 25 and has agreed on a 1-year, $5 million contract.

Williams averaged 9.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game for the Knicks last season, while playing just under 18 minutes per game. He will most likely have the similar role on the Heat as Whiteside will be center and Chris Bosh will start at power forward. Williams is a decenter rebounder and a versatile scorer, who can also hit a shot from the long range. In 367 career games, he averaged 9.3 points and 4.2 rebounds, with 21.4 minutes per game..

Williams' best season was in Minnesota, in his second year in the NBA. He averaged 12 points and 5.5 rebounds while starting most of the games in the season. After three years in Minnesota, he joined the Sacramento Kings, where he played for two years, to finally join the Knicks and now the Heat.


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