Free Agent Forward Derrick Williams Signs With Maccabi Tel Aviv

Former No. 2 overall draft pick Derrick Williams has signed with Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv, the team announced.Derrick Williams

Williams, 30, is 6-foot-8 and was selected by the Timberwolves with the second overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, one spot behind current Nets star point guard Kyrie Irving.

Williams played in the NBA until 2018 with the Timberwolves, Kings, Knicks, Heat, Cavaliers and Lakers, compiling career averages of 8.9 points and 4.0 rebounds.

He has spent his previous three seasons with German club Bayern Munich Turkish club Fenerbahce and Spanish club Valencia. He has also played for the Tianjin Gold Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association. His contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv is for one season.

“Shalom! I am so excited to join Maccabi Tel Aviv and to be a part of this incredible organization,” Williams told “I’m looking forward to playing in front of the passionate fans in Tel Aviv and helping the team compete for Israeli and EuroLeague championships. Let’s get to work.”

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