Williams went for 14 points (5-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, one steal, and one block in 33 minutes during the Hornets' 101-87 win versus the Wizards on Wednesday. Williams has been re-born after struggling last year in his first season with the Hornets. He now has four double-doubles through 15 games, and his three-point shooting from the four position has helped transform the team's outlook. Williams is averaging 32 minutes per game, and as long as he is able to maintain that minutes load, he'll have value in some leagues.
Williams posted nine points (4-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt), two rebounds, and a steal in 19 minutes versus the Kings on Monday. Williams had a fairly efficient shooting night, but still saw his lowest minute total of the season. This can probably be attributed to his four personal fouls that kept him out of the game toward the end. Williams is still averaging 10.0 PPG and 7.1 RPG in 31.3 minutes per game, so it appears that he still has a secure hold on his starting role.
Williams (right pectoral strain) will start at small forward Tuesday against the Knicks. Williams was listed as probable with the injury coming into the week, but the Hornets cleared him to play after he was able to practice Monday. Though he's normally acted as a stretch four for the Hornets this season, Williams will move over to small forward Tuesday with P.J. Hairston (quadriceps) ruled out. As a result, Cody Zeller will come off the bench to start at power forward for Charlotte.
Williams is nursing a right pectoral strain, but is considered probable to play Tuesday against the Knicks. The injury didn't prevent Williams from practicing Monday, so barring a setback overnight, it doesn't seem likely that he'll be forced out of action Tuesday. After opening the season on shaky ground for a starting role, Williams has solidified his spot by averaging 10.4 points and 7.8 rebounds while shooting 45.3 percent from the floor and 39.5 percent from downtown over 10 games.
Williams posted a double-double in Thursday's 108-94 victory over the Mavericks, pitching in 17 points (6-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists and a block over 32 minutes. It was a memorable performance from the big man with the deft shooting touch, as he continues to provide excellent production across the stat sheet night in and night out. The double-double was Williams' third in six games on the new season, and the 17 points were a season best. Meanwhile, the 12 boards tied his high-water mark in that category over his first six contests. The veteran has also provided outstanding marksmanship from long range, shooting 44 percent from beyond the arc in 2015-16. Williams has been a boon to season-long fantasy owners who were savvy enough to grab him, and continues to be underpriced in daily leagues for the time being.
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