Derrick Williams: Bayern’s jackpot

04/Oct/18 16:31 October 4, 2018

Antigoni Zachari

04/Oct/18 16:31

The No.2 pick in the 2011 draft didn’t achieve what was expected of him in the NBA and now he’s coming to Europe to make his mark with Bayern. Eurohoops unfolds the story of Derrick Williams’ career.

By Eurohoops team /

In recent years, Europe has been losing many of its stars as they leave to play in the NBA and chase their dream in the “magical world.”

But there are players who take the opposite route, as they want to find in Europe what they didn’t find in the NBA or what the NBA didn’t find in them. Seven years ago, the 27-year-old Derrick Williams was selected with the 2nd overall pick and now he becomes a “European” for Bayern, who are hoping they’ve struck gold.

And it’s not like he’s an unknown. When a player for whom a lot of noise was being made in the NBA a few years ago comes to Europe, it’s not a small thing, with the Bavarians wanting to fill the gap created by the unfortunate Milan Macvan, for whom some time will pass before he’ll be able to help the Munich team.