Originally written December 11, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS -- The minutes have come and gone for Derrick Williams this season. Truthfully, they've been mostly gone for almost a month now. The No. 2 overall draft pick out of Arizona in 2011 doesn't pout or whine behind the scenes. He just keeps working in hopes that his chance will come with the Minnesota Timberwolves sooner rather than later. "Just try to keep working," Williams said on Monday after practice. "Just because you're not playing, you can't stop working. Just pushing myself a little harder." The highest draft choice in franchise history has not played in four of the last nine games for the Wolves, with coach Rick Adelman preferring the veteran Dante Cunningham as the primary backup to All-Star Kevin Love at power forward. That hasn't prompted him to demand a trade or grouse publicly about his situation. He was the only player on the team to play in all 66 games of the lockout-shorten...
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