Williams (coach's decision) was active for Monday's 109-95 loss to the Nuggets but didn't see the floor. After the Bucks ruled out Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee), Eric Bledsoe (knee) and George Hill (thigh) in advance of the contest, coach Mike Budenholzer chose to give impromptu rest days to several other players in the second half of the back-to-back set. Along with Williams, rotation mainstays Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez and Donte DiVincenzo were also given the night off. Williams will return to action Thursday against the Celtics and should split minutes at power forward with Ersan Ilyasova in the event Antetokounmpo (knee) is sidelined for a third straight game.
Williams went for four points (2-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists and one block in 20 minutes during Wednesday's 119-100 win over the Pacers. Williams appears to have leapfrogged Ersan Ilyasova on the power forward depth chart, as the latter was left out of the rotation entirely in this one. Williams has earned at least 16 minutes in eight of nine appearances since joining the Bucks. Still, the 33-year-old veteran hasn't hit double figures in scoring once yet for Milwaukee, and he's at best a dart throw in daily leagues.
Williams will make his debut with Milwaukee on Wednesday against Indiana, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Williams, though, isn't expected to play significant minutes, as coach Mike Budenholzer mentioned that they'll ease the veteran into the rotation Wednesday against the Pacers. In 41 appearances with Charlotte this season, Williams averaged 19.7 minutes per contest.
Williams will be available for Monday's game against Sacramento, but coach Mike Budenholzer said the veteran likely won't play, Matt Velazquez of the Journal Sentinel reports. The signing became official just a couple of hours before game time, so Williams is yet to practice or get acclimated with his new team. With Giannis Antetokounmpo (personal) out, expect Ersan Ilyasova to move into the starting lineup, with D.J. Wilson, Sterling Brown and Pat Connaughton potentially in line for more minutes behind him.
Williams (not injury related) wasn't listed on Monday's injury report and will presumably be made available against Sacramento. As long as Williams' with the team, he should be available to play Monday. In 41 games with the Hornets earlier this season, Williams averaged 6.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.1 threes in 19.7 minutes per contest.
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