Derrick Williams, Cleveland Cavaliers
It is hard to believe Derrick Williams was once the second overall pick in the Draft just six years ago. For the Arizona Wildcats, he was seen as the perfect mix of athletic 4. A great fit for the way the NBA was going. Never mind he was a struggling 3-point shooter, Williams would be able to attack inside the paint and dominate the glass.
That has not turned out to be the case. And Williams has bounced around the league without finding much of a footing. Last year, he signed with the Miami Heat and struggled mightily. It looked like he was on his way out of the league.
Then, a bit of a renaissance in Cleveland. Playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and next to LeBron James, will make anyone look good. But Williams looked like he would be more of a contributor. He became a key player for the Cavaliers off the bench, providing some versatility defensively and some 3-point shooting.
Would he do that if he leaves Cleveland? That is the question.
A question a team like the Magic probably should not answer. But a team like the Magic will end up trying to answer as often happens in the NBA. Someone will give Williams yet another chance on a short-term deal.
Williams should come cheap. He is hanging by a thread in the NBA. But he showed enough in his short time with the Cavaliers to get another shot somewhere.