Williams totaled 13 points (5-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 18 rebounds, five assists, and one block in 38 minutes during Monday's 115-109 loss to the Bulls. Williams has been a man possessed lately, and this was his fourth consecutive double-double and fifth in the last six games. Williams had only managed three double-doubles this season prior to March, but now he needs just one more to tie last year's total (nine). Furthermore, he matched his career high in rebounding, which he just set against the Magic last Friday. With all that being said, Williams' per-game averages have regressed in most statistical categories in 2016-17 despite appearing to reinvent himself and revitalize his career as a stretch forward last year.
Williams scored 27 points (12-20 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 40 minutes during Saturday's 125-122 overtime loss to the Pelicans. The 27 points both led the team Saturday and were a season high for the 30-year-old forward, but New Orleans had no answer for Anthony Davis down the stretch, and Williams' big effort was wasted. The double-double was his fourth in the last five games and seventh of the season, putting him three back of his career high set in 2015-16.
Williams tallied 14 points (5-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and three blocks across 37 minutes in Wednesday's 108-101 loss to the Heat. This was Williams' second double-double in three games, which is unusual because he usually struggles to rebound as a stretch power forward. He's averaged 38.3 minutes per game over his last three contests as he and Cody Zeller were the only to big men to even eclipse 10 minutes Wednesday night. Due to the plethora of minutes and his ability to score both inside and out, Williams makes for a strong candidate to boost his season averages in the second half and continue his strong play for the foreseeable future.
Williams provided 19 points (5-9 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 6-8 FT), four rebounds, a steal and a block across 28 minutes in Thursday's 120-103 loss to the Suns. Williams continues to contribute for the Hornets, especially from beyond the arc, where's he's been shooting 40 percent since the All-Star break. He bolstered that average by sinking all three of his attempts from long range on Thursday. Williams is often overshadowed by other players on the team, but over the year he has emerged as a solid and dependable starter. When you consider his usage since the All-Star break at 37.3 minutes per game, it's hard to ignore his fantasy value. Power forwards can be hard to come by, and Williams could still be available on many waiver wires.
Williams posted 14 points (6-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds and two blocks across 33 minutes in a 111-107 win over the Nets on Tuesday. Williams disappointed earlier in the season when his field-goal percentage dragged down his overall fantasy value, but the veteran has quietly returned to form since late January. He's reached double figures in scoring in eight straight contests, averaging 14.0 points (on 45.2% shooting) to go with 6.5 boards, 1.9 three-pointers, 1.1 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block in 32.0 minutes per game during that span. As a complementary piece in the Hornets attack, Williams doesn't attract much attention, but his well-rounded contributions could make him an attractive trade target in fantasy leagues while his acquisition cost remains fairly low.
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