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Lakers won’t re-sign Derrick Williams, open roster spot

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Derrick Williams’ time in Los Angeles was short-lived.

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After 10 days with the Los Angeles Lakers, Derrick Williams will begin his search for a new NBA team as the Lakers have decided not to bring him back on a second 10-day contract, trimming their roster to 14, according to Bill Oram of the OC Register.

Williams appeared in just two games for the Lakers, tallying nine total minutes in the purple and gold. But even though he didn’t see the floor a ton, the coaching staff still got to take a look at Williams during practices and apparently they didn’t see him as a good fit with the team. We wish the best of luck to Williams wherever he ends up next.

As for the Lakers, after letting Williams walk they will now have an open roster spot they can use to get some extra help on the wing, an area they are paper thin at currently. Even with Brandon Ingram expected to make a return as soon as this week, the Lakers could use a warm body to fill the void on the wing.

Other candidates for the final roster spot include the Lakers’ two-way players Alex Caruso and Gary Payton II. Caruso and Payton have no days left with the senior squad and are expected to see the season out with the South Bay Lakers.