The Clippers haven't formally announced their plans for Williams this week, but his demotion to the G League likely signals that he'll remain unavailable for at least Monday's game against the Rockets, marking his third consecutive absence. Even if Williams recovers from the right ankle sprain in short order, the Clippers have some incentive to keep him in the G League with the two-way guard rapidly closing in on 45 days of NBA service time. Once Williams reaches that benchmark, the Clippers would have to sign him to a standard contract for the rest of the season or cut him loose. The 27-year-old has impressed in his five appearances with the Clippers in January with 11.4 points in 28.2 minutes per game on 54.8 percent shooting from the field and 42.1 percent shooting beyond the arc, but his window for extended playing time has probably closed with Milos Teodosic and Blake Griffin having since recovered from their respective injuries and returned to action.
X-rays came back negative on Williams' sprained right ankle, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Williams sprained his right ankle during Wednesday night's matchup with the Warriors and has been ruled out of Thursday's matchup with the Kings. While the X-rays came back negative, he will undergo an MRI on Friday to get a better look at the ankle. At this time, Williams should be considered questionable for Saturday's matchup with the Kings with more information to come after the MRI.
Williams (ankle) won't play Thursday against the Kings, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Williams sprained his right ankle in the third quarter of Wednesday's 125-106 win over the Warriors, finishing the outing with 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt), three rebounds, two steals and one block in 20 minutes. Though the extent of Williams' sprain hasn't been revealed, he was spotted with crutches in the locker room afterward, suggesting that a multi-game absence could be in store. The Clippers will likely be missing as many as six players Thursday, leaving more run open at the guard spots for youngsters Jawun Evans, Tyrone Wallace and Sindarius Thornwell. Lou Williams, who scored a career-high 50 points Wednesday, will continue to pace the Clippers' offensive attack while the likes of Austin Rivers (heel), Danilo Gallinari (hip) and Blake Griffin (concussion) are sidelined.
Williams sprained his right ankle and will not return to Wednesday's game against the Warriors, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Williams came up limping after making a basket during the third quarter of Wednesday's game, and he was subsequently carried to the locker room before being ruled out for the remainder of the contest. The severity of the injury is still unclear, but more should be known in the coming days as he's further evaluated. Prior to exiting, Williams recorded 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt), three rebounds, one steal and one block in 20 minutes.
Despite being on a two-way contract, Williams has seen extended playing time for the Clippers lately, with injuries to Austin Rivers (Achilles), Danilo Gallinari (hip) and Patrick Beverley (knee) all contributing to the increase in playing time. While Rivers could be back as early as Thursday, Gallianri is likely to miss a few more weeks and Beverley is done for the season, so Williams should continue to have a role in the regular rotation. That said, once his 45 days are up on his two-way contract, the Clippers will have to decide whether to sign him for the rest of the season to a regular contract or assign him to the G-League.
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|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|
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|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|