Williams recorded 20 points (8-15 FG, 4-5 3Pt), four assists, four steals, two rebounds and two blocks across 33 minutes in Tuesday's loss at Sacramento.
Williams has scored in double digits in each of his last three appearances and took advantage of his role as a starter Tuesday, filling out the stat sheet admirably while posting season-high marks in both steals and blocks. The 26-year-old has been coming off the bench most of the time, though, so his fantasy value hinges on the availability of the Thunder's other options at guard and forward.
Williams will start at point guard Tuesday against the Kings, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
With the Thunder down Ty Jerome (calf), Luguentz Dort (knee) and Theo Maledon (foot), Williams will get the nod at point guard. In his 12 starts this season, he's averaged 10.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.3 steals in 31.0 minutes.
Williams will see his minutes decreased Thursday against the Pelicans, Brandon Rahbar of DailyThunder.com reports.
Coach Mark Daigneault said that Gabriel Deck and Charlie Brown will replace Williams in the rotation Thursday so the team can get a better look at those two players. Williams has averaged 27.5 minutes per game across the last five contests, but he appears to be in line for a sharp decrease in his minutes, at least temporarily.
Williams will come off the bench Tuesday at Boston, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports.
The 26-year-old started Monday against the 76ers and had eight points (4-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-2 FT), four rebounds and four assists in 26 minutes, but he'll return to the bench with Luguentz Dort (rest) rejoining the lineup. Williams still should be one of the first options off the bench for Oklahoma City.
Williams will start Monday's game against the 76ers, Rylan Stiles of Locked On Thunder reports.
With Luguentz Dort taking another night off to rest, Williams will shuffle back into the starting lineup for the second time in the last four games. In his last start a week ago in Washington, Williams went for 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two three-pointers in 35 minutes.
Williams totaled 15 points (6-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-3 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 28 minutes during Wednesday's 122-116 loss to the Pacers.
Despite shifting back to the bench, Williams turned in one of his best performances of the season in the loss. Aleksej Pokusevski (illness) lasted just five minutes, opening up some additional playing time for Williams. If the former is forced to miss further time, Williams is at least a player to consider given his ability to do a bit of everything on any given night.
Williams will come off the bench Wednesday against the Pacers, Brandon Rahbar of DailyThunder.com reports.
Williams has picked up some spot starts for the Thunder lately, but Svi Mykhailiuk will get the nod Wednesday. Across Williams' past 10 appearances as a reserve, he's averaged 8.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 23.0 minutes.
Williams mustered 15 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds and three assists across 35 minutes in Monday's loss against the Wizards.
Williams got the start due to the absence of Luguentz Dort (hip), and he responded . He was one of three Oklahoma City players who reached the 15-point mark while also ending three boards shy of putting up a double-double. Williams is likely to head back to the bench if Dort is available for Wednesday's game at Indiana, though it's worth noting the former TCU standout has scored in double digits in three of his last five starts this season.
Williams will start in Monday's game against the Wizards, Brandon Rahbar of DailyThunder.com reports.
Williams will return to the starting lineup with Luguentz Dort (hip) ruled out of Monday's game. In his last three starts, Williams has averaged 8.0 points on 29.0 percent shooting, 6.7 rebounds, 6.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.0 triple per game.
Williams will come off the bench Saturday against the 76ers, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports.
With Darius Bazley (shoulder) making the start in his return, Williams will come off the bench. As a reserve this season, he's averaged 7.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 18.2 minutes.
Williams had 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-2 3Pt), nine assists, seven rebounds and two steals across 31 minutes in Thursday's loss against the Cavaliers.
Williams was one of seven Thunder players that scored in double digits in this game, but he made his presence felt in other ways aside from his scoring numbers -- he ended just one assist shy of putting up a double-double while also grabbing seven boards. This is the third time he records nine assists in a single game, and it goes to show just how impactful Williams can be when he's given a larger role on offense.
Williams (ankle) is available for Wednesday's game against the Hornets, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports.
Williams exited Monday's game against the Pistons due to a sprained left ankle, but he'll be fine for Wednesday. Since the start of March, he's averaged 10.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 23.6 minutes.
Williams suffered a left ankle sprain during Monday's game against Detroit and won't return, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports.
Williams drew the start Monday, but he wasn't able to fully capitalize on the opportunity after suffering the ankle injury. He'll finish the night with six points (2-10 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes.
Williams will start Monday's game against the Pistons, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports.
The 26-year-old will make his eighth start of the season with Isaiah Roby (concussion) and Darius Bazley (shoulder) unavailable. Williams is averaging 10.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.4 steals in 32.0 minutes while shooting 59.3 percent from the field as a starter this season.
Williams mustered 18 points (7-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, two assists and a block across 25 minutes off the bench in Saturday's loss against the Blazers.
The Thunder struggled massively in this game and looked overmatched from start to finish, but Williams found a way to produce and deliver value despite coming off the bench. He's been trending in the right direction of late and has scored in double digits in six of the team's last seven contests while also grabbing five or more boards in three of his last four games.
Williams will start Wednesday's game against the Raptors, Brandon Rahbar of Daily Thunder reports.
Williams will replace Aleksej Pokusevski (COVID-19 protocols) in the lineup and make his first start since back on Feb. 16. With several Thunder regulars unavailable, Williams should be set for a significant workload. In the seven games this season in which he's played at least 30 minutes, Williams has averaged 11.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.7 steals.
Williams finished with 10 points (4-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), six boards, two assists, and one steal in 24 minutes of a 116-93 loss to Atlanta on Thursday.
Williams is on a mini-scoring streak, with double digit point totals in his last four games after reaching that total just seven times in the first three months of the season. His six rebounds were also his most since late February. He'll face the Rockets on Sunday.
Williams had 17 points (7-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-4 FT), four rebounds and three assists in Sunday's win over the Grizzlies.
The Thunder were down a few key regulars, but Williams saw close to his normal workload (26 minutes) in the 128-122 victory. He had one of his most efficient nights of the season, drilling seven of eight field goals en route to his highest single-game scoring total since Feb. 10.
Williams tallied 15 points (7-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt), two rebounds and two assists over 25 minutes in Friday's 118-109 win over Atlanta.
Williams wasn't able to generate much scoring in recent contests, but he shot 77.8 percent from the floor while posting his first double-digit scoring total since Feb. 14. Over his last six games since returning to a bench role, Williams is now averaging 6.3 points and 4.5 rebounds over 21.5 minutes per contest.
Williams had four points (2-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in Friday's loss to Milwaukee.
Overall, it was a nice all-around effort for Williams, but his run as a high-minute starter has come to an end now that the Thunder have moved past several key injuries. From Feb. 5 to Feb. 14, Williams started five of six games and averaged 34.3 minutes per contest. However, he's averaged just 21.0 minutes per game over his last three.
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