Derrick Williams is an American basketball player, born in Bellflower, California. He belongs to the black ethnic group but is popular among the youth for his performance. He is a small forward/ power forward for Charlotte Hornets. Williams got attention from media while playing for New York Knicks.
He has won Pac-10 player of the year and also All-American honors. He has also won the Wooden Award in 2011. He has received so many other awards for his better performance.
Derrick is the proud son of his father, Rhoma Moore. He was famous among the girls during high school but he never had affairs there. There are also no other details about his family background including his siblings and his mother which shows he has privatized his personal life from his fans. But there are rumors about his girlfriend while Derrick has not found it important to talk about them.
He has completed his schooling from La Mirada High School. He is graduated from Arizona University where he also played basketball.
He has played for Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Los Angeles Lakers. He was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves but soon traded to Sacramento Kings. Even when Williams got traded from one team to another, he maintained the level of his gameplay and also improved his skills and game strategy. What makes him lethal is the fact that he has the experience of playing in diverse teams and various different coaches.
Among all those teams, he was in a 10-days contract with some of them. Very early in his school days, he performed outstandingly with an average of 15.7 points and his average increased in the sophomore season to 19.5 points and 8.3 rebounds each game.
- In 2013, Williams scored his career highest 31 points with victory on Dallas Mavericks.
- In 2015, Williams leveled his highest against Brooklyn Nets but unfortunately, they lost the game.
- In 2017, Cleveland Cavaliers reached NBA finals due to remarkable performance from Williams during the season.
- In 2018, he scored his career highest 32 points in CBA game in China while playing for Tianjin Rongcheng but they lost the game against Xinjiang Gyang Hui Flying Tigers.
- In 2019, Williams was signed by Charlotte Hornets but very soon the contract was canceled. He has played more than 376 regular games for NBA teams. But he is playing for a club in Istanbul. Talking about his career, he said,
“Just to let people know, I turned down NBA offers to come to FBBasketball, there will be better days in 2020.”
His net worth is $113 million at the age of 28 years. He is signed his first professional contract with Timberwolves in $9 million. Reportedly, Williams signed a one-year contract in $1.5 million with Fenerbahce but the contract ended. He will soon sign a contract with FBBasketball in this summer season.
Favorite Basketball Shoes
- Zoom LeBron VI -Triple Black
- Lunar Hyperdunk – “BHM”
- Adidas Crazy Light 2
- Air Flight One
- Zoom KD IV