Williams tallied 17 points (4-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 7-7 FT), one rebound one assist and one steal across 26 minutes in the Clippers' 108-92 win over the Thunder on Friday. Williams' shot wasn't at its sharpest for the second time in as many games to open the season, but a perfect showing from the charity stripe helped prop up his final line. The veteran is expected to continue contributing in similar fashion off the bench, but given Avery Bradley's struggles over the first two games, an eventual ascension to the starting five certainly wouldn't be out of the question at some point.
Williams supplied 14 points (4-10 FG, 2-6 Pt, 4-5 FT), five assists and one rebound across 24 minutes in the Clippers' 107-98 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday. Williams offered his usual infusion of scoring off the bench in the regular-season opener, although he was surprisingly outpaced in scoring by Boban Marjanovic on the second unit. The veteran sharpshooter once again figures in for substantial minutes this season, including some starting assignments whenever coach Doc Rivers elects to shake up his starting five. As it did last season when Williams averaged a career-high 22.6 points, that should lead to some appealing fantasy production in the scoring categories.
Coach Doc Rivers stated that he intends to rest Williams in Wednesday's preseason game against Minnesota, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports. Williams is set for a day off as the Clippers prepare for the upcoming regular season. Rivers also mentioned that one other Los Angeles veteran will likely be held out of the contest. Williams figures to take the court next against the Lakers on Saturday.
Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's season finale against the Lakers, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports. Williams will finish an outstanding 2017-18 campaign missing the final two games due to an ankle injury, though he still finished the season posting averages of 22.6 points, 2.5 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.4 three-pointers across 32.8 minutes. After signing a three-year, $24 million extension with the Clippers back in February, Williams will be back in Los Angeles in the fall for training camp and should continue to be one of the team's top offensive threats. Austin Rivers (elbow) is expected to return Wednesday, while guys like Tyrone Wallace and Sindarius Thornwell should see added minutes on the wing with Williams out.
Williams (ankle) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's season finale against the Lakers, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports. Williams sat out Monday's game against the Pelicans with a sprained right ankle and while the Clippers have nothing to play for Wednesday, it appears they're at least considering allowing him to play. That said, it will be worth it to monitor Williams' status following Wednesday's morning shootaround, as another update on his availability should be provided after that session. Austin Rivers (elbow) is also questionable, but if both Rivers and Williams both sit out, some combination of Tyrone Wallace, C.J. Williams and Sindarius Thornwellwould see the bulk of the backcourt minutes.
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