Found February 21, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS At this point, you could stock a full team or at least a starting lineup with players for whom Derrick Williams has supposedly been traded. And yet Williams boarded a plane to Oklahoma City with the Timberwolves Thursday afternoon with all of his teammates, none having been dealt at the trade deadline. Barring some other unforeseen circumstances, he will start on Friday at power forward, just like Wednesday, just like usual. Derrick Williams was the second overall pick in a draft that took place 20 months ago. Derrick Williams is 21 years old. Derrick Williams and his agent, Rob Pelinka, have an exceptionally close relationship, the consequence perhaps of nearly two years of his team supposedly dealing him for Pau Gasol, for Paul Millsap, for anything with two legs and a pulse. But on Thursday just before the 2 p.m. CT trade deadline, Derrick Williams said that he had his bags packed and was ready to get on the plane to Friday's game against the Thunder. He di...

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