Williams, along with everyone else on the Hornets aside from Kemba Walker, will be competing for a starting role heading into training camp, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports. The news comes from the Hornets' new head coach, James Borrego. A bit of a shake-up wouldn't be surprising, as Charlotte only made the playoffs twice in the past five years with Steve Clifford at the helm, and the team never made it past the first round. Williams has been on the team for the past four years and has been a full-time starter over the past three. However, he only played 25.7 minutes per game last season, averaging 9.5 points and 4.7 rebounds. He could garner a similar workload this year despite possibly coming off the bench.
Williams recorded 15 points (5-12 FG, 5-9 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal during Tuesday's 119-93 win over the Pacers. Williams wrapped up the regular season by scoring double figures in each of the last four games. The 31-year-old's season totals of 9.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists all declined from last season however. Set to make a whopping $30 million over the next two seasons, Williams comes with a hefty price tag if the Hornets try to move him down the line eventually.
Williams had 16 points (5-8 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 22 minutes during Sunday's 123-117 loss to the Pacers. Williams, who has been terrible all season, produced his third consecutive performance with double-figures scoring. He has also racked up a combined 10 three-pointers and 15 rebounds in that period. This was too late for most owners as he would have been dropped some time ago. Great timing.
Williams scored 18 points (6-8 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding eight rebounds, four assists and a block in 28 minutes during Tuesday's 120-114 loss to the Bulls. It was his best scoring performance since he lit up the Pistons for 21 points back on Jan. 15. Williams' inconsistency and low fantasy ceiling make him tough to roster in most formats, and with the Hornets eliminated from the playoffs, the 31-year-old's minutes could dwindle over the final three games of the season.
Williams had just five points (2-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes during Sunday's 119-102 loss to Philadelphia. Williams poor season continued Sunday, contributing just five points and very little else. He has had a few games this season, reminding owners of what he was able to do more consistently last season, but on the whole, has languished on a lot of waiver wires. Dwight Howard has taken a lot of the rebounding upside away from Williams leaving just his scoring as the main strength. When his shots aren't falling, he struggles to maintain fantasy relevance.
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