Williams (quad) will play during Saturday's game against the Clippers. Jason Lloyd of The Athletic reports. With Williams seemingly going through morning shootaround without issue, he'll suit up for Saturday's contest against the Clippers. With LeBron James (rest), Kyrie Irving (rest/knee) and Kevin Love (rest) all sidelined for Saturday's game, Williams will likely see additional run.
Coach Tyronn Lue said that Williams (quad) should be able to play Saturday against the Clippers, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports. The Cavaliers will presumably reevaluate Williams at morning shootaround Saturday before making a formal declaration on his status, but it sounds like the bruised right quadriceps that sidelined him for Thursday's win over the Jazz isn't too serious. However, with Kevin Love (knee) returning from a long absence Thursday, the Cavaliers have less of a need for their depth options at power forward, so it wouldn't be surprising if Williams was squeezed out of the rotation Saturday.
Williams will miss Thursday's game against the Jazz due to a right quad contusion, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports. Williams, who is averaging 8.7 points and 2.9 rebounds across 21.5 minutes per game since joining the Cavaliers, will miss his first game with the team due to injury. The veteran forward had seen his role slightly downsized in recent games with J.R. Smith returning from injury, and Kevin Love's (knee) availability Thursday will only further hurt Williams' chances of seeing meaningful playing time once he's healthy again.
Williams provided 13 points (4-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT) and one assist across 21 minutes in a 128-96 win over the Pistons on Tuesday. Williams' playing time had been trending down in recent games, but the blowout victory allowed coach Tyronn Lue to find more time than usual for his bench options. The former No. 2 overall pick responded with a productive scoring outing, with his outside shooting the major reason behind his success. Williams has thrived in that capacity since signing his first 10-day contract with the Cavaliers back on Feb. 9, shooting an excellent 41.9 percent from three-point range.
Williams posted 13 points (5-10 FG, 2/5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, one steal and a block across 31 minutes in Wednesday's 103-99 loss to the Celtics. In the midst of his second 10-day contract with the team, Williams has looked very impressive off the bench and is proving to be a valuable asset while Kevin Love (knee) is out. While Channing Frye has been garnering the lion's share of starts in Love's absence, Williams has had more of an impact. In fact, Frye only posted 12 minutes on the court Wednesday, yielding most of his minutes to Williams. While coach Ty Lue will continue to rotate Frye, Richard Jefferson and Williams to fill the 4 spot, Williams looks to have the most fantasy impact until Love returns.
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