6-foot-8 forward Derrick Williams recently looked back on his draft day experience some eight years ago. The 28-year-old took to Twitter to share his initial reaction to being selected second overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2011 NBA Draft.

Derrick Williams, who is currently plying his trade overseas with Turkish outfit Fenerbache, did not exactly have a very successful stint in the NBA. While he was not a terrible player, the former Arizona standout failed to live up to the hype surrounding a second overall pick with the Timberwolves.

From his statement above, however, it’s hard not to think that there’s some bitterness from Williams here. Perhaps he is somewhat implying that he never got the chance to get a head start in what most considered to be a very promising career due to the fact that there was a logjam in his position with the Timberwolves.

Then again, Williams played for no less than five other teams following his two and a half years with Minnesota. He would play nothing more than a role player (at best) with his other teams before finally deciding to play overseas after failing to secure a deal with any NBA squad.

The last time we saw Williams in the league was during an extremely brief two-game stint with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2017-18 season. The La Mirada, California native holds career averages of 8.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 0.5 steals in 20.7 minutes per contest.