Williams totaled 14 points (5-10 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal across 29 minutes in the Hornets' 128-109 loss to the Clippers on Tuesday. Williams had the best shooting performance of any member of the first unit on a night when both Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb struggled with their offense. The veteran forward has picked it up on the scoreboard of late, generating six straight double-digit scoring efforts, and seven in the last eight games overall. Moreover, the 14-year veteran continues to churn out solid rebounding numbers, hauling in between six and 12 boards in six of those contests. Given his dependable numbers, the 32-year-old continues to serve as a viable forward option in deeper formats and as a typically cost-effective DFS play.
Williams supplied 16 points (6-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 35 minutes in the Hornets' 119-113 win over the Suns on Sunday. Williams was the only other double-digit scorer besides Kemba Walker on the starting five, as he posted his second straight 16-point effort. The 14-year veteran continues to be a relatively reliable source of supplemental offensive production and rebounds, and he's propped up his final lines recently by draining multiple threes in five straight games. After a downturn in usage last season that saw him average 9.5 points (on 7.2 shot attempts per game) and 4.7 boards across 25.7 minutes, Williams is back up to 10.1 points and 5.6 boards per contest over his first 38 games this season.
Williams finished Saturday's game against Denver with 16 points (6-15 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, a block and three steals across 34 minutes. Williams knocked down three shots from beyond the arc and added value on the boards, although the Hornets would fall 123-110. The 32-year-old guard has been fairly consistent for his squad of late, averaging 11.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.0 steal across his previous five contests. Although his numbers aren't eye-popping, he'll continue to see plenty of opportunities within the starting lineup to do damage.
Williams compiled 14 points (5-11 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 12 rebounds, two blocks and one steal across 44 minutes Wednesday in the Hornets' 134-132 double-overtime loss to the Nets. Williams has quietly been on a tear over the past month, averaging 12.3 points (on 44 percent shooting from the field), 7.1 rebounds, 2.6 treys, 1.1 assists and 0.9 steals in 30.4 minutes per contest. Though he's not a standout in any one category, Williams' solid across-the-board production makes him a useful asset while he's consistently receiving 30-plus minutes. The Hornets are at full health at the moment, so there's little reason to expect Williams' playing time to dip dramatically so long as he continues to perform capably.
Williams had just four points to go with one rebound, one assist, and one steal in 26 minutes during Sunday's 119-103 loss to Boston. Williams struggles from the field Sunday, going 1-of-9 from the field, ending with just four points. Williams had been playing well prior to this game and is still worth holding in standard formats despite the dud here.
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