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Eastern Central Standings

Team Conf Overall
30-12 46-26
20-22 34-38
21-21 31-41
16-26 22-50
12-30 20-52

2020 Stats

Regular Season 27.9 9.2 48.3 4.6 1.4

Top Patrick Williams News

  • Bulls' Patrick Williams: Probable Friday

    Williams (shoulder) is probable for Friday's game against the Pelicans.

    The forward strained his left shoulder during the season opener but should still play Friday. He saw 28 minutes and posted six points and one rebound.

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  • Bulls' Patrick Williams: Dealing with strained shoulder

    Williams suffered a strained shoulder during Wednesday's game against Detroit, Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    The second-year forward sustained the injury while fighting for a loose ball during Wednesday's opener, but coach Billy Donovan said Thursday that he doesn't believe it's "too severe." Williams was able to go through shooting drills at Thursday's session, but he'll likely be listed as questionable for Friday's matchup against New Orleans.

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  • Bulls' Patrick Williams: Good to go Friday

    Williams (ankle) will make his preseason debut during Friday's finale against the Grizzlies.

    Williams has recovered from a left ankle sprain and will presumably start at power forward in Friday's finale. The Bulls are thin at forward, so Williams should play big minutes this season, especially since he's a strong defensive player in an offensively-tilted lineup.

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  • Bulls' Patrick Williams: On track to play Friday

    Williams (ankle) is "hopeful" and "confident" that he'll play in Friday's preseason finale against the Grizzlies, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reports. He is officially probable.

    Williams recently began practicing in full, and he'll likely get one chance to play in an exhibition game before the regular-season opener Wednesday against the Pistons. Williams is fully expected to start at power forward this season and should easily see 30 minutes per game given the team's lack of depth at forward.

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  • Bulls' Patrick Williams: Goes through 5-on-5 Monday

    Williams (ankle) went through 5-on-5 drills at Monday's practice, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reports.

    It was reported Sunday night that Williams could be back on the floor for Friday's preseason finale versus Memphis, and coach Billy Donovan said Monday that it remains a possibility. Per Mayberry, Williams is "progressing in that direction," but the Bulls will base the decision on how Williams' ankle responds to increased activity over the next few days. Either way, Williams is recovering more quickly than expected and should be on course to play in next Wednesday's (Oct. 20) regular-season opener at Detroit.

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  • Bulls' Patrick Williams: May be ready Friday

    Williams (ankle sprain) may make his return to the court as soon as Friday's preseason finale against Memphis, Joe Cowley of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    After sustaining a sprained ankle during training camp that was expected to keep Williams sidelined for four-to-six weeks, the Florida State product is reportedly progressing ahead of schedule. The soon-to-be second-year pro may be ready to return to the court as soon as Friday. Whenever Williams returns to the Bulls lineup, expect Javonte Green to revert back to his role as a bench piece.

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  • Bulls' Patrick Williams: Out 4-6 weeks with sprained ankle

    Williams is out for four-to-six weeks due to a severe left ankle sprain, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    The early portion of Williams' timeline is the start of the regular season, so there's still a chance he doesn't miss any time if he makes excellent progress. Still, it's more likely he misses the first week or two of the season, which leaves the Bulls extremely thin in the frontcourt. Behind Williams is Derrick Jones and Alize Johnson. There's always a possibility DeMar DeRozan sees more time at power forward, opening up minutes for Troy Brown and Alex Caruso too.

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  • Bulls' Patrick Williams: Out for Summer League finale

    Williams (undisclosed) won't play in the Bulls' Summer League finale, Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Williams didn't play in the Bulls' final two Summer League games but it doesn't appear that the 2020 No. 4 overall draft pick is injured. Lauri Markkanen is still on the roster for now, but it is likely that Williams will man the starting power forward spot regardless of Markkanen's status at the beginning of the season. As a rookie, the 19-year-old averaged 9.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 27.9 minutes per game.

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  • Bulls' Patrick Williams: Will play in Summer League

    Williams will join the Bulls for Summer League.

    Williams was a bit of a surprise pick at No. 4 in the 2020 NBA Draft, but he had a productive rookie campaign with averages of 9.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 27.9 minutes. He'll look to gain some more experience in Summer League.

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  • Bulls' Patrick Williams: Scores career-high 24 points

    Williams accumulated 24 points (9-14 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, two steals and one assist in 32 minutes during Saturday's 105-91 loss to the Nets.

    The 19-year-old went from totaling just 18 points over his last three games to score 24 points on 14 attempts. Before Saturday's game, Williams was averaging 6.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 22.7 minutes, so his career-high output in points was an encouraging sign from a developmental standpoint. The rookie will look to make it two impressive scoring performances in a row Sunday at home against the Bucks.

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  • Bulls' Patrick Williams: Nearly notches double-double

    Williams totaled 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-5 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot across 26 minutes in Thursday's win over Charlotte.

    As usual, Williams wasn't a focal point offensively, but he made the most of his five shot attempts while registering his highest rebound total since March 17. The rookie has provided quiet but important value for the Bulls this season, posting per-game averages of 9.2 points, 4.7 boards and 1.4 assists while shooting 47.8 percent from the field and starting all but one of the team's games.

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  • Bulls' Patrick Williams: Available Saturday

    Williams (heel) is available for Saturday's contest against the Heat.

    As expected, Williams will be available despite left heel soreness. This month, the rookie has averaged 7.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.6 steals in 28.2 minutes.

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  • Bulls' Patrick Williams: Probable Saturday

    Williams is probable for Saturday's contest against the Heat due to left heel soreness.

    Williams is dealing with heel soreness coming off Thursday's win over the Hornets. He's taken a backseat in the offense lately. He's scored in double digits just once in the past nine games.

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  • Bulls' Patrick Williams: Efficient in win

    Williams posted six points (3-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt), six rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 32 minutes during Monday's win over the Celtics.

    The 19-year-old continues to get it done to the defensive end, averaging 1.9 steals over his past nine games. While Williams doesn't provide much scoring, fantasy managers can depend on consistent steals and field-goal percentage along with decent rebounds. The rookie should continue playing 25-35 minutes the rest of the way for the 10th-seeded Bulls.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Charlotte, NC
Age: 20
Class: Freshman