Don't think for a second that player movement grinds to a halt now that all of the prominent NBA free agents have found homes. There are plenty of players who could be traded at any point in the near future, and Derrick Williams is one of the leading contenders to switch locations.
Before the Minnesota Timberwolves forward begins his third season in the NBA on October 31, the team that drafted him at No. 2 in 2011 will have to decide whether or not it wants to pick up his $6.3 million salary for the 2014-15 season.
As he's failed to live up to the expectations (and then some), this decision hasn't been made yet. Glen Taylor, Minnesota's owner, admitted as much to 1500ESPN.com, saying, "We'll evaluate his summer program, and how he looks coming into camp (which starts Oct. 1). I heard he is looking good."
While the two easiest options are either declining to pick up the back year of the contract or extending him and hoping he realizes more of his potential, trading Williams to a new team is a third choice.
Right now, five potential deals stand out above the rest, but do note that there's no urgency when it comes to trading Williams.