Williams compiled 20 points (8-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 27 minutes during Tuesday's 113-102 win over the Hawks. Williams finished with season highs in scoring and made threes while playing at least half the game for the first time since he saw a season-high 33 minutes back on Oct. 24. That Oct. 24 loss to the Bulls was also the last time Williams reached double figures in scoring, and the 32-year-old veteran has fallen off considerably over the last couple years. Despite the efficient night, Williams is not a reliable option outside of deeper leagues.
Williams had 13 points (5-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, three blocks, and one assist in 30 minutes during Saturday's 113-112 win over the Heat. Williams reached double figures in scoring for the first time through three games this season. However, he did swat another four blocks in Wednesday's opener, and he has also grabbed 19 boards, so Williams is contributing in other categories. With that being said, he's best reserved for use in deep leagues.
Williams will start during Tuesday's preseason game against the Heat, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports. With Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (concussion) out, Williams will draw the start. He averaged 9.5 points and 4.7 boards across 25.7 minutes last season.
Williams will sit out Sunday's preseason game against the Celtics for rest. Williams drew the start in the preseason opener, but will now join Cody Zeller and Tony Parker on the bench for a night off. Look for all three to rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's tilt against the Heat. WIlliams should be a favorite to open the regular season in a starting role.
Williams will start the Hornets' preseason opener Friday against the Celtics. This isn't exactly breaking news, but it's nonetheless noteworthy that Williams is getting the nod at power forward over Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
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