(Eds: Updates.) By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer Derrick Williams spent most of his rookie season in Minnesota trying to find his way.
With a shortened training camp, precious little practice time once the season began and up to five games a week, it was perhaps the most challenging season ever for rookies. The No. 2 overall draft choice had to do a lot of searching - for the right times to be aggressive in Rick Adelman's offense, for the correct reads on defense when the ball rotated quickly, for consistent playing time to get into a rhythm on both ends.
The Timberwolves' veteran coaching staff, meanwhile, kept waiting for Williams to kick it into gear. Early in his second training camp, Williams is giving them what they want.
''He just floated last year,'' Adelman said. ''You'd see it once in a while. Today he made hard cuts and he was aggressive going to the basket. He just played with more authority and he played harder. That's the difference. You've got to play hard i...