Williams pitched in eight points (3-10 FG, 2-7 3Pt), seven rebounds, six assists, and five steals in 34 minutes during Tuesday's 112-103 loss to the Warriors.
Williams matched his career high in steals while turning in a complete stat line in the season finale. The 24-year-old rookie forward wasn't drafted, but that didn't stop him from making a name for himself over the last two-plus months as a versatile and capable two-way contributor.
Williams logged 23 minutes and finished with zero points (0-3 FG, 0-3 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist and one steal in Sunday's 130-102 loss to the Lakers.
Williams became a trendy waiver-wire pickup in early February on the strength of a few quality performances in a row, but the bloom appears to be off the rose now. He's failed to reach double figures in the scoring column over the past six games while shooting a wretched 27.9 percent from the floor and averaging 6.3 boards, 2.3 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.0 triples in 29.2 minutes over that stretch.
Williams went for eight points (3-10 FG, 2-8 3Pt), 11 rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 40 minutes during Monday's 129-125 overtime win against the Mavericks.
Williams swiped at least three steals for the third time in the last 13 games and grabbed double-digit boards for the fourth time this season. Moreover, the rookie forward earned a career high minute total and has seen at least 30 minutes in 16 of his last 23 appearances.
Williams amassed nine points (3-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt), five rebounds, five steals, and four assists in 29 minutes during Friday's 127-104 loss to the Raptors.
Williams finished with a career high in steals while filling up the stat sheet across multiple categories. The Pelicans have slotted Williams in at both forward spots and he continues to showcase his versatility on both ends of the court. With a large share of his shot attempts coming from beyond the arc, his overall field goal percentage typically suffers. Nevertheless, Williams is clearly one of the players that the team is funneling minutes toward down the stretch this season, and that's highly unlikely to change.
Williams went for 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-7 3Pt), six rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 114-104 loss to the Jazz.
Williams matched Julius Randle for the team high in minutes and snapped a five-game streak of single-digit scoring. The 24-year-old rookie reached double figures in five of six games from Jan. 30 to Feb. 9, but hasn't been able to accomplish that in eight of 10 thereafter. Still, Williams has shown potential on both ends of the floor and continues to earn a lot of minutes. As a result, he may remain a decent option for deeper leagues while receiving a value boost in daily leagues on nights that Anthony Davis is held out.
Williams totaled nine points (4-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt), 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in 34 minutes during Thursday's 131-122 victory over Oklahoma City.
Williams got things going again Thursday after turning in a stinker during his previous game. He hauled down a team-high 12 rebounds, helping the Pelicans to a much-needed victory. Williams appears entrenched as the teams starting small forward and should continue to flirt with 12-team value down the stretch, given his ability to contribute across the board.
Williams finished with two points (1-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt), seven rebounds and one steal across 32 minutes during Tuesday's 118-88 loss to the Magic.
The Pelicans as a whole were out of sorts, shooting just 38.3 percent from the field, and it's possible the presence of Anthony Davis -- 17 points on 17 shots over the past two games -- is affecting the team. Still, there's a strong chance Williams' performance ends up as an outlier, as the rookie was averaging 13.7 points on 47.6 percent shooting across his previous six appearances. He'll look to bounce back after the All-Star break.
Williams totaled 10 points (4-10 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 13 rebounds, seven assists, and one block in 37 minutes during Saturday's 99-90 loss to the Grizzlies.
Williams continues to thrive as a member of the starting five, putting up the first double-double of his career in Saturday's loss. The undrafted rookie has demonstrated the ability to contribute across the board and it appears as though the Pelicans are going to run with him to see what they have. Based on his recent playing time and subsequent production, he should be rostered in most formats.
Williams put up 19 points (6-10 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one block across 37 minutes Friday in the Pelicans' 122-117 win over the Timberwolves.
Williams' rest-of-season outlook is still in flux while the team waits for E'Twaun Moore to shake off a quadriceps injury, but the undrafted rookie out of TCU has thus far made a good argument to hold down a steady rotation spot moving forward. He's now earned 30-plus minutes over each of the last six games and has performed well on the whole with averages of 13.3 points (on 50 percent shooting from the field), 8.8 rebounds, 2.5 triples, 2.7 assists and 1.2 blocks. At least for the time being, it looks like the Pelicans will proceed with Williams as their starting power forward in light of coach Alvin Gentry's preference to split up Anthony Davis and Julius Randle.
Williams is starting Monday against Indiana, Andrew Lopez of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Williams will get the start over Solomon Hill, who's struggled to a 5.4 ppg and 3.2 rpg average during his brief five-game stint with the first unit. The Pelicans will ride the hot hand by including Williams with the starters Monday night against a highly regarded Indiana defense, as he's finished with double-digit scoring totals in each of his previous two matchups.
Williams produced 12 points (5-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt), eight rebounds, and three assists in 30 minutes during Saturday's 113-108 loss to the Spurs.
Williams was excellent for the third straight game, helping lead an improbable comeback, albeit one that fell short in the end. Starting power forward Solomon Hill saw just 11 minutes while Williams once again thrived off the bench. It's unclear yet whether Anthony Davis (finger) will suit up again for the Pelicans this season, and the same can be said about Nikola Mirotic (calf) and Julius Randle (ankle), as all three could be traded before the deadline. Moreover, Davis could be shut down for the rest of the campaign if he remains on the roster, so Williams has some appeal for fantasy owners who can afford to (or need to) take a gamble.
Williams finished with 21 points (8-14 FG, 5-9 3Pt), eight rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in 38 minutes during Wednesday's 105-99 loss to Denver.
Williams exploded for a career-high 21 points Wednesday, also setting career marks in assists, blocks, and three-pointers. That makes two strong performances for Williams who is cashing in on his opportunity. The future of a number of Pelicans players is certainly far from clear meaning Williams could have some short-term value. This kind of production should not be expected on a nightly basis but he is a player worth considering if you are a risk taker.
Williams scored eight points (4-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-2 FT) while adding a career-high 16 rebounds, an assist and a block in 30 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's 121-116 win over the Rockets.
The rookie hadn't played more than 18 minutes in any game prior, and his previous career high for boards was four, so to say this performance came out of nowhere would be an understatement. In fact, even the eight points set a new personal best for Williams. This effort might earn him a bigger role moving forward, particularly if the roster gets shaken up by an Anthony Davis trade, but he'll need to do a lot more to land on the fantasy radar.
Williams (coach's decision) was inactive for Monday's 105-85 win over the Grizzlies.
The Pelicans had all their key regulars available save for Anthony Davis (finger), relegating Williams to street clothes as coach Alvin Gentry opted to go with others to fill out the eight-man bench. After earning his spot onto the roster as a undrafted rookie during training camp, Williams hasn't done much in his limited opportunities this season to push for a bigger role. He has appeared in 12 games and has shot 6-for-18 from the floor.
Williams was recalled from the G League on Thursday, Andrew Lopez of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Williams has been bouncing back and forth between the NBA and the G League all season. He's played 29 total minutes with the Pelicans, racking up five points and five rebounds.
Williams was assigned to the G League on Saturday, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.
Williams has played just 29 minutes for the Pelicans this season, totaling five points and five boards. He'll join the Westchester Knicks in order to see more run for the time being.
Williams is inactive for Monday's game against Boston, Andrew Lopez of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Williams was recalled from the G League earlier in the day, but he won't have a chance to see any NBA action off the bench. He's appeared in five games for New Orleans so far this year, averaging just 1.0 point and 1.0 rebound per game across 5.4 minutes.
Williams was recalled from the G League on Monday.
Williams is back with the Pelicans after appearing in a pair of games for the Westchester Knicks during his most recent stint in the G League. He'll now return to the Pelicans to provide wing depth Monday.
Williams has secured a spot on the Pelicans' 15-man roster heading into Wednesday's season opener against the Rockets, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
After going undrafted out of TCU in June, Williams took an unusual path to the New Orleans roster, as he declined to accept a two-way contract or Exhibit 10 deal and instead elected to sign a camp deal featuring only $50,000 in guaranteed money. The swingman secured his spot with a strong showing in the preseason, during which he averaged 2.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 7.6 minutes per game. He'll likely begin his NBA career on the outside of the rotation, as the Pelicans boast a number of established options on the wing.
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