The Chicago Bulls have assigned second-year forward Patrick Williams to the Windy City Bulls of the NBA G Leauge. Williams has been out since October after suffering a significant wrist dislocation in a game against the New York Knicks. This move allows Williams to stay in the Chicagoland area and get reps in while his team is currently playing a string of games on the West Coast.
In the five games Williams appeared in, he averaged 6.6 PPG, 2.2 RPG, and 0.6 APG. He shot over 50% from the field and 50% from downtown but was having trouble finding his spot within the lineup while he was healthy. Though he was struggling, Williams’ size and defensive ability are much needed right now for the Chicago Bulls.
Alex Caruso returned last week and provided a boost defensively for the Bulls. With Patrick Williams taking the next step toward a return and Lonzo Ball right around the corner, Chicago should be fully healthy for the first time all season in the near future. Head coach Billy Donovan said the Bulls were going to bring Williams along slowly once he returns. I’d assume that means for the rest of the regular-season games. Once the playoffs start, hopefully, “Project Pat” is a full go.
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