Williams (calf) will not play Tuesday against the Warriors, Andrew Greif of the LA Times reports. It'll be just the fourth absence of the season for Williams, who's coming off of a rough outing against the Lakers on Sunday in which he had just seven points on 3-of-11 shooting. Landry Shamet figures to benefit most from Williams' absence.
Williams went off for 24 points (8-12 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 5-8 FT), eight assists, two rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes during Sunday's 136-130 win over the 76ers. Williams produced an impressive and efficient stat line, posting twice as many points as field-goal attempts. For a short while it seemed as though the addition of Reggie Jackson might be a threat to Williams given the team already has several other quality guards in Patrick Beverley and Landry Shamet, but every one of them including Williams is capable of sliding over to shooting guard. As a result, Williams seems likely to continue being a strong option across all fantasy formats.
Williams totaled 17 points (6-12 FG, 5-7 3Pt), seven assists, two rebounds and a steal across 22 minutes in Friday's 132-103 win over the Nuggets. With the Clippers finally at full health, Williams should remain in his usual role with the second unit, further solidifying his reputation as one of the best sixth men in the business. Sweet Lou's veteran presence and playmaking ability have proven to be invaluable to the Clippers, especially as they've struggled through the litany of injuries that plagued them this season.
Williams recorded 35 points (14-33 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 4-6 FT), eight assists, six rebounds, two blocks and one steal across 44 minutes in Thursday's 141-133 double overtime loss versus the Celtics. With Patrick Beverly (groin) out and Paul George (hamstring) only able to log 14 minutes in this game, Williams, per usual, stepped up in the All-Star's absence. The 35 points are a new season high for the guard and he has now eclipsed 30 points on five occasions this season. If George misses any time following the All-Star break, Williams will be a must-start in both daily and season-long formats.
Williams managed 25 points (8-14 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 8-10 FT), five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 26 minutes during Sunday's 133-92 victory over Cleveland. Williams was in the starting lineup Sunday as the Clippers were without both Kawhi Leonard (rest) and Patrick Beverley (groin). In what was a favorable matchup, Williams scored with ease and could have had a much better line had the game been even remotely close. Williams' value goes up and down based on the health of the Clippers, but nonetheless, he should be rostered in every format.
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