Williams was a moderate contributor off the bench for Coach Rivers and the Clippers during his rookie season as he mostly scored in single digits all season long. On Jan. 2 against Memphis though, the North Carolina State product erupted for 18 points in what was his best game of his career by far. Williams may be looking for a new team next season, as his two-way contract with the Clippers expired this year.
Williams went for 10 points (5-12 FG, 0-5 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 30 minutes during Monday's 113-100 loss to the Pelicans.
Williams drew the start with Milos Teodosic (foot), Austin Rivers (elbow), and Lou Williams (ankle) all sidelined. The 28-year-old rookie wing should probably be expected to see similar playing time during Wednesday's season finale versus the Lakers.
Williams will enter the starting five for Monday's game against the Pelicans, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.
The Clippers are set to be without the likes of Milos Teodosic (foot), Austin Rivers (elbow) and Lou Williams (ankle) on Monday, so Williams will pick up the start in the backcourt alongside Tyrone Wallace. Both Williams and Wallace should be set for significant workloads, though Wallace has more upside between the two. Either way, Williams should be set for a temporary uptick in production, which could extend through Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Lakers if the Clippers take a cautious approach with their veterans.
Williams will pick up the spot start Tuesday against the Spurs, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.
The Clippers are set to be without Danilo Gallinari (hand) on Tuesday, so Williams will get the call to jump into the top unit in his place. Williams was a DNP-CD in Sunday's contest, so his elevation to the top unit should mean a significant bump in playing time and production. Along with Williams, Wesley Johnson and Sindarius Thornwell should see an uptick in minutes with Gallinari on the sidelines.
Williams was recalled from the G-League on Monday, Elliott Teaford of Southern California News Group reports.
Both Williams and Tyrone Wallace had used up all 45 eligible days at the NBA level on their two-way contracts and were delegated to the G-League earlier this month. However, after the completion of the G-League regular season over the weekend, Williams is now eligible to rejoin the Clippers and remain there for the rest of the 2017-18 campaign. He'll slot in as depth on the wing, though is unlikely to receive more than a handful of minutes off the bench if the Clippers remain healthy over the final few weeks of the season.
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|Career Shooting Stats|
|College Career Shooting Stats|
|2008-09||North Carolina State||25||365||33||77||42.9||16||44||36.4||10||17||58.8||92||3.7|
|2009-10||North Carolina State||35||685||62||154||40.3||11||48||22.9||15||21||71.4||150||4.3|
|2010-11||North Carolina State||31||546||62||134||46.3||6||27||22.2||15||22||68.2||145||4.7|
|2011-12||North Carolina State||37||1150||158||316||50.0||34||99||34.3||42||52||80.8||392||10.6|
|More College Stats|
|2008-09||North Carolina State||25||365||26||1.0||18||0.7||8||0.3||10||0.4||14|
|2009-10||North Carolina State||35||685||68||1.9||45||1.3||15||0.4||15||0.4||43|
|2010-11||North Carolina State||31||546||48||1.5||35||1.1||15||0.5||7||0.2||27|
|2011-12||North Carolina State||37||1150||78||2.1||66||1.8||40||1.1||14||0.4||46|