Williams finished Sunday's loss to the Vipers with 21 points (7-17 FG, 5-15 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one block. Williams took a bizarre 15 three-point attempts, nearly doubling his season average through 32 games with the Wolves. The G League veteran has connected a normally-reliable 36.5 percent from deep this year, so it's not entirely surprising to see the final box score Sunday, but even still, a more balanced effort might have helped Williams improve even more upon his 13.4 season average in points.
Williams (coach's decision) didn't leave the bench Sunday in the Timberwolves' 116-114 win over the Suns. The Timberwolves promoted the two-way player from the G League's Iowa Wolves prior to the contest, but the game was too close for interim coach Ryan Saunders to justify calling on Williams off the bench. Williams hasn't logged any appearances at the NBA level since Nov. 9 and will probably only see action in garbage time whenever he dresses for games.
Williams and the Timberwolves agreed to a two-way contract on Tuesday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. Williams spent 38 games with the Clippers last season, garnering 18.6 minutes per tilt due to the myriad of injuries in LA's backcourt. He averaged a modest 5.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists. In signing a two-way deal with Minnesota, Williams will spend the majority of the season in the G-League, but is allowed 45 days at the NBA level. In 16 G-League tilts last year, he averaged 16.5 points on 37.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc.
Williams is expected to be waived by the Clippers, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports. Williams was on a two-way contract with the Clippers last season and ultimately appeared in 38 games for the team. The 28-year-old ended up playing a quality supporting role in Los Angeles next season, averaging 5.5 points per game off the bench, and he should be able to latch onto another franchise before the start of training camp.
Williams tallied 5.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists across 38 games played with the Clippers in 2017-18. Williams was a moderate contributor off the bench for coach Doc Rivers and the Clippers during his rookie season as he mostly scored in single digits all season long. On Jan. 2 against Memphis, though, the North Carolina State product erupted for 18 points in what was the best game of his career by far. Williams may be looking for a new team next season, as his two-way contract with the Clippers expired this year.
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