I though it would be fun to compare the two since AG is looking like Arizona's next NBA lottery pick and DWill being the highest UA pick in recent years. Looking strictly at stats one could make an argument that DWill is the better player, also Derrick's offensive game was more polished than Aaron's.
You could make a case that AG's defense and "motor" are superior but I would argue that DWill was no slouch either. The x-factors I would say that separates the two is Gordon's uncanny second jump (right after landing) to get an offensive board versus Williams knack for drawing the foul and getting to the line.
Hypothetically, if you had to chose one of these two to anchor your team at the beginning of the season , who would you chose? (Try not to involve the emotions of this wonderfully historic year)
Derrick Williams Stat Summary:
Season GP MPG PPG FG% 3FG% FT% APG RPG BPG SPG 2010-11 38 30.0 19.5 59.5 56.8 74.6 1.1 8.3 0.7 1.0 2009-10 31 28.2 15.7 57.4 25.0 68.1 0.7 7.1 0.6 0.6 Career 69 29.2 17.8 58.6 51.1 71.9 0.9 7.7 0.7 0.8
Aaron Gordon Stat Summary:
Season GP MPG PPG FG% 3FG% FT% APG RPG BPG SPG 2013-14 20 30.4 12.3 48.8 29.2 45.3 1.6 7.8 0.9 0.7