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.
Williams tallied 28 points (11-23 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 21 rebounds and three assists in the 126-120 win over the Herd on Friday.
That's Williams second 20-plus rebounding outing in December, as the center registered 27 in the category against the Red Claws two weeks ago. Easily one of the most dominant players at his position in the G League, Williams has outplayed his opposition to the point where he seems like a strong candidate to join his NBA affiliate at some point down the road.
Williams banged out 19 points (7-19 FG, 5-7 FT), 27 rebounds, three assists and zero turnovers across 29 minutes in Sunday's 110-101 home loss to the Red Claws.
Yes, you read that correctly, Williams had 27 rebounds. The Red Claws started (as usual) 6'7" Dallas Lauderdale at center, but quickly subbed in the bigger John Bohannon. It didn't matter, as Williams dominated the glass throughout the game. As you probably guessed, 27 boards is a season who for the big center. Williams had back-to-back 18 rebound games in late November.
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