Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 9/23/13
This is the 11th in a 17-part series profiling each player on the Timberwolves' roster leading up to training camp. There may be no player with more on the line entering Timberwolves training camp this year than Derrick Williams. Money is a big part of it. The team has until Oct. 31 to decide whether or not to exercise its option on Williams' contract for 2014-15. If they keep him for the fourth year of his rookie deal, he'll receive a 1.3 million raise that likely puts Minnesota up near the luxury tax. But this goes way beyond the financial mumbo-jumbo. This is the best chance, so far, for Derrick Williams to prove he belongs. The 2011 lockout stunted his rookie growth. So did stepping in as the team's No. 1 power forward when Kevin Love went down last year -- Williams, his performance showed, wasn't ready. But when he heads to Mankato with the rest of his teammates next week, he'll be on the proving path. There are three ways for Williams to go: plateau, in which case his fut...
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