Derrick Williams' $6.3 million option for 2014-15 will be exercised Wolves owner Glen Taylor confirmed to 1500ESPN.com contributor Darren Wolfson.

Williams' future with the Minnesota Timberwolves has been a lingering storyline throughout the preseason. For now at least one question surrounding Williams has been answered.

The former 2011 No. 2 overall draft pick is on tap to make just more than $5 million this season. His seven-figure raise next year will put the Wolves very close to the league's luxury tax.

After two inconsistent seasons Williams is still searching for a role in coach Rick Adelman's system entering his critical third year with the Wolves.

Plugged in at power forward after Kevin Love was lost for the second half of last season Williams showed the signs of potential that had NBA scouts impressed when Williams came out of the University of Arizona. In his past 46 starts he averaged 14 points (43.3 percent shooting) 6.3 rebounds and shot 32 percent from beyond the arc.

Williams who lost 20 pounds in the offseason said he wants to build off his strong finish.