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Timberwolves finalize deal that sends Derrick Williams to Kings for Luc Mbah a Moute

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    Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Williams (7), right, shoots over Houston Rockets Jeremy Lin (7) and Omri Casspi (18) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) (The Associated Press)

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    Sacramento Kings' Luc Mbah a Moute, right, of Cameroon, goes up for a shot over Phoenix Suns' Gerald Green, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Phoenix. The Kings won 113-106. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (The Associated Press)

The Minnesota Timberwolves have finalized the trade that sends Derrick Williams to Sacramento for Luc Mbah a Moute.

The deal was finished on Tuesday. Williams was the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2011. But he wasn't a good fit for Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman's system and had played sparingly through the first 16 games this season.

The Kings are hoping Williams can bring some offensive punch to a team that could use some more of it in the frontcourt alongside DeMarcus Cousins. Williams averaged 10.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in just over two years with the Wolves.

Mbah a Moute brings a physical defensive presence to a Timberwolves team that needs it. The 6-foot-8 forward played at UCLA with Wolves forward Kevin Love.