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News: Williams is expected to come off the bench during the season ahead according to his coach Byron Scott, Mark Medina of the LA Daily News reports.
Impact: There was a chance that Williams would move into the starting five over Jordan Clarkson, with Kobe Bryant at small forward, but it seems that Scott has already delineated the role of Williams for the upcoming season. Considering that Williams recently won the Sixth Man of the Year Award with Toronto, the 28-year-old should feel comfortable coming off the bench to provide instant offense in Los Angeles.