|Date of Birth||12/2/1994|
|Height, Weight||6'6", 210 lbs|
Williams had zero points (0-5 FG, 0-5 3Pt), seven rebounds, five assists and a block during 26 minutes of action in the Pelicans' 127-112 Wednesday night loss to the Bucks.
Williams couldn't find the bottom of the basket Wednesday, going scoreless for the first time in a game in which he saw his usual allotment of minutes. The contributions across the stat sheet helped mitigate the lack of scoring, but doesn't change the fact that there should be plenty of other, more consistent, players available on the wire.
Williams chipped in six points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 25 minutes during Thursday's 139-132 overtime loss to the Suns.
Williams returned to the lineup following a three-game absence due to an ankle injury and a personal matter. After starting 11 straight games prior to his injury, Williams came off the bench, while Lonzo Ball had his best showing of the season. It seems somewhat unlikely that Williams will re-enter the starting five barring injuries, which may limit his appeal to deeper formats.
Coach Alvin Gentry said Williams (ankle/personal) will play Thursday against the Suns, Daniel Sallerson of the Pelicans Radio Network reports.
Williams, who has been nursing an ankle injury, was away from the team Tuesday because his girlfriend had a baby, but he's back with the Pelicans in time for Thursday's clash against Phoenix. In 11 games since joining the starting lineup, Williams is averaging 6.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 30.0 minutes.
Coach Alvin Gentry believes Williams (ankle/personal) will "try and play" Thursday against the Suns, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports. He is officially listed as questionable.
Williams, who has been dealing with an ankle injury, wasn't with the Pelicans on Tuesday because his girlfriend had a baby. Coach Gentry seems confident that Williams will be healed from his ankle injury and won't take personal time off Thursday. Prior to his ankle injury, Williams had started 11 straight games, averaging 6.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals in the 10 games before suffering the injury.
Williams (ankle) will not play Tuesday against the Mavericks.
This isn't all too surprising, as coach Alvin Gentry noted earlier in the day that it would be tough for Williams, who is nursing a sprained left ankle, to play Tuesday. His next chance to return will come Thursday against the Suns.