Small-Time Basketball Report: Elliott Williams stepping up for Sixers

Former Trail Blazers first-round draft pick Elliott Williams is off to a solid start with the 76ers.

Williams, a 6-foot-5 guard, is only averaging 2.9 points and 1.4

rebounds in 9.5 minutes, but has offered underrated intangibles that

don’t show up on a stat line. The Sixers signed Williams (along with

rookie guard Lorenzo Brown) on Nov. 20, when they waived center Kwame Brown, a former No. 1 overall pick, and guard Darius Morris.