Williams piled on 15 points (6-16 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 20 rebounds, four blocks, two assists and one steal in the 108-106 G League Conference Finals win over Lakeland on Tuesday.
Williams and fellow big man Thomas Wimbush dominated the glass, each finishing the pivotal win with double-doubles. Williams played in 41 games with Long Island this season, averaging 19.8 points, 12.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 0.9 blocks in 27.0 minutes per game.
Williams played six minutes in Monday's 113-94 loss to the Bucks and contributed two points (1-3 FG) and six rebounds.
Brooklyn was missing five players due to injury in the contest, so Williams was summoned from the G League's Long Island Nets to offer some emergency depth off the bench. Despite the extensive absences, Williams still only saw run in garbage time. It's just the third NBA appearance of the season for the two-way center, who should be headed back to Long Island in short order.
Williams contributed eight points (3-4 FG, 2-4 FT), eight rebounds, and two assists in nine minutes during Friday's 122-105 loss to the Raptors.
Williams had the lowest minute total among the 12 Nets who saw the floor in this one. However, he nearly managed a double-double in this his first appearance of the season. The absences of Jared Dudley (hamstring) and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (groin) may explain why Williams was called upon, but he made the most of his playing time, and coach Kenny Atkinson is known for relying on a deep rotation.
Things will move quickly, as Williams is expected to be dressed for Friday's game against the Raptors. The center was originally released by Brooklyn after seeing an extremely minimal role, and it appeared it would be looking for greener pastures. However, he's back where he started after things fell through with the Chinese team he was discussing a potential contract with.
Williams was waived by the Nets on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Williams did not appear in any games for the Nets and instead spent most of his time with the team's G League affiliate. He asked to be waived in order to sign a deal with a Chinese team.
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