Williams spent 38 games with the Clippers last season, garnering 18.6 minutes per tilt due to the myriad of injuries in LA's backcourt. He averaged a modest 5.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists. In signing a two-way deal with Minnesota, Williams will spend the majority of the season in the G-League, but is allowed 45 days at the NBA level. In 16 G-League tilts last year, he averaged 16.5 points on 37.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc.
Williams is expected to be waived by the Clippers, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Williams was on a two-way contract with the Clippers last season and ultimately appeared in 38 games for the team. The 28-year-old ended up playing a quality supporting role in Los Angeles next season, averaging 5.5 points per game off the bench, and he should be able to latch onto another franchise before the start of training camp.
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.
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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|