Arlington, VA, January 30, 2018 – Tandem Sports + Entertainment has signed Derrick Williams, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, for full service representation, Tandem president Jim Tanner and basketball operations coordinator Max Wiepking announced. Tandem will oversee contractual agreements, personal appearances, public relations services, corporate partnerships, community relations initiatives and business opportunities for Williams
“Derrick is an extremely talented player and is looking for the right NBA opportunity,” Tanner said. “He’s playing well in China right now and he’s more motivated than ever to get back into the league. We’re really looking forward to working with Derrick and helping him in the next stage of his career.”
Williams was drafted to the Minnesota Timberwolves after two years at the University of Arizona where he earned Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors (2010) and Pac-10 Player of the Year honors (2011). After his rookie season with the Timberwolves, Williams was an All-Rookie Second Team selection (2011-12). He also participated in the 2012 NBA Dunk Contest.
Throughout six NBA seasons, Williams has played for the Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and most recently with the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he won an Eastern Conference Championship (2017). Williams currently plays for Tianjin in China.
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