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Williams says he's a 'caged lion' in Minnesota

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08:09 AM ET 02.07 | The returns of Michael Beasley and Martell Webster have cut Derrick Williams playing time in half, down to just over 10 minutes per game. [Williams] expressed concern over his limited role in recent games and indicated that coach Rick Adelman might have "a lack of confidence" in him. Williams, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, hinted at his feelings late Saturday night after the Wolves' 100-91 win over Houston when he posted this message on his Twitter account, @RealDWill7: "Anybody ever felt like a caged lion?" "I just want to get out there and play a little more ... everybody does, but I can't do anything about it," Williams said in reference to his Twitter posting after Monday's practice. "It's not my decision."

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February 7, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Just learn the game rook...

February 7, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Rule #1 for Rookies. **** and let your play do the talking.

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February 7, 2012  08:55 AM ET

Get Out There and Prove You Belong in The NBA!!!!

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February 7, 2012  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He is but the other former #2 pick is back in the lineup! Beaseley will have to get traded for Williams to get more PT. #3 pick Wesley Johnson is also getting less minutes.

johnson's numbers are terrible.

February 7, 2012  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

johnson's numbers are terrible.

I Agree.....

February 7, 2012  10:03 AM ET

You Can Come To LA, Bro.

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February 7, 2012  12:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

johnson's numbers are terrible.

I think they should use Johnson and a pick and try to get kaman possibly...maybe a contract dump in there as well....

February 7, 2012  12:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

You Can Come To LA, Bro.

Or you can come to Charlotte, bro. Winning the #1 draft pick appears to be the goal.

February 7, 2012  12:57 PM ET

Right, it's not your decision, it's your coach's. Just shut up and listen, rook. Work hard and do your job. And stop tweeting. You're embarassing yourself and, more importantly, your team.

February 7, 2012  01:52 PM ET

Sun, the asian Magic disappeared.

February 7, 2012  01:55 PM ET

Kevin Loves new shoe Nike shoe called "KLove1" is scheduled to soon be released... It only comes in size 17 and on one sole has as face imprint of Luis Scola.

February 7, 2012  02:01 PM ET

with love suspended he can prove himself the next two games

February 7, 2012  03:05 PM ET

Derrick Williams needs to sit down and Shut the **** up like your a Rookie, learn the game 1st, then ask for more minutes. If you wait your turn you'll be greatly reward, look at K-Love. Both he and Al Jefferson couldn't be on the court together, so they decide to go with the youngest player which was K-Love. So WAIT YOUR TURN ROOK.

February 7, 2012  05:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He is but the other former #2 pick is back in the lineup! Beaseley will have to get traded for Williams to get more PT. #3 pick Wesley Johnson is also getting less minutes.

There's another #2 pick in the lineup named Darko who's not doing to well also

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February 8, 2012  12:03 AM ET

I like how young,dumb people like ESPN.

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