Derrick Williams traded to Kings for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, reports say

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The former No. 2 overall pick has been traded to the Kings after passing a physical.

(UPDATE, 11/26 12:40 p.m. ET: Luc Richard Mbah a Moute has passed his physical, making the trade between the Sacramento Kings and Minnesota Timberwolves official, reports Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.)

The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to send forward Derrick Williams to the Sacramento Kings for forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, according to multiple reports. The trade is contingent on both players passing a physical, and could be completed by Tuesday.

Williams has become a perennial staple of trade rumors since it became unclear what his role would be alongside Kevin Love in Minnesota's offense. The former second overall pick is playing a career-low 14.7 minutes per game, averaging 4.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in a reserve role.

SB Nation's Mike Prada believes it's a beneficial trade for the Kings, who have a chance to revitalize Williams' career in a new setting.

A potential barrier to the trade could be Mbah a Moute's health, with Yahoo's Marc Spears reporting there are concerns whether he could would pass due to "knee concerns."

Mbah a Moute, who was traded to Sacramento from Milwaukee this offseason, is averaging 4.4 points and three rebounds in 21.8 minutes per game for the Kings.

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