While expectations obviously need to be tempered, I’m not sure Derrick Williams‘ debut as a member of the Sacramento Kings could have went much better on Friday night, especially considering the circumstances.
Dealing with almost no playing time in Minnesota and lacking confidence, Williams put on a show for the sold out crowd, not only putting on display impressive dunks but also dishing out some beautiful assists in the process, looking like a throwback to some of the former great Kings passers.
Williams certainly endeared himself to the excited crowd who could be heard gasping every time the forward touched the ball as it’s been quite a while since the Kings had a player with such athleticism.
It was only one night, but one that Kings fans and Williams no doubt enjoyed.
Below are some of his impressive highlights from his Kings debut (much of the same content, just a variety of angles, home/road feeds, etc):