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Timberwolves' Derrick Williams Needs To Improve His Wing Skills

The end of the season can't come soon enough for the Minnesota Timberwolves considering how far it has been derailed since the Ricky Rubio injury. Once the offseason comes, however, the slate is cleared -- and that's a good thing for No. 2 overall pick Derrick Williams.

Williams showed some flashes of talent this season, but he wasn't consistent enough to help the Wolves on a nightly basis. Head coach Rick Adelman mentioned that in an interview with the Star Tribune over the weekend, too, intimating that it might be time for Williams to transition fully to the small forward position this summer.

"We need him to make giant strides," Wolves coach Rick Adelman said. "If you can't make improvements at the position in free agency or trades, then you have to do it with the people you have on the team right now. He has a pretty good power forward in front of him, so maybe the other spot is the one for him."

Hopefully Williams isn't buried on the bench if the team is able to find a better small forward in free agency or through a trade, but it seems that he might be on a short leash with Adelman if he's unable to improve this offseason.

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