For the first time since October 28, Patrick Williams will be returning to the Chicago Bulls lineup. Williams has been sidelined with a wrist injury. He has been practicing diligently since he was medically cleared. Williams missed the first portion of the west coast road trip so he could participate in contact practices with the Windy City Bulls.
Patrick Williams returns to a Bulls team that has lost its last three games. Rebounding and interior defense have been the two biggest weaknesses for the team all season. Williams looks to greatly improve both these areas with his skillset. He returns at a time where the Bulls are struggling to find offensive options outside of DeMar DeRozan. The second-year power forward will need to show an abundance of confidence to contribute meaningfully on the offensive end.
Williams sustained the injury on a physical play at the rim with Knicks forward, Mitchell Robinson. It was just a tough basketball play.
Prior to the injury, Patrick Williams appeared in five games averaging 6.6 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 0.6 assists per game. Again, confidence will be key to see if Williams lives up to his fourth overall pick potential.
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