F - CHI - OUT
Patrick Williams suffered a perilunate dislocation (a dislocation of one of the carpal bones) and will be out indefinitely. The hope for him is to return by the playoffs but this is a severe wrist injury that will need monitoring and rehab.
Williams likely isn’t on your fantasy roster and his impact will only really be felt by the Bulls with his size and energy in their rotation. Best of luck to the second-year NBA player and Florida State product in his recovery.
Patrick Williams scored nine points (4-7 FG, 1-3 3PT) and grabbed four rebounds in the Bulls 97-82 win over the Pistons Saturday night.
Williams led the Bulls with a 95.4 offensive rating and 64.3% effective field goal percentage on Saturday. However with just an 11.8% usage, it is clear there are several options ahead of Williams in the offensive pecking order with the Bulls.
Patrick Williams chipped in eight points in the Bulls 128-112 win over the Pelicans on Friday night.
This is what to expect from Williams on most nights since he is the number five option in the Bulls offense. Williams did finish with a 130.8 defensive rating, but his 8.3% usage on Friday night should tell you everything you need to know. Keep Williams out of your lineups.
Patrick Williams finished Wednesday night with just six points and one rebound in 28 minutes for the Bulls.
Expect more of the same out of Williams this season with the Bulls core four of LaVine, DeRozan, Vucevic, and Ball handling most of the work on most nights.
Bulls' second-year forward Patrick Williams is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks after suffering a "severe" left ankle sprain.
While setbacks are never good heading into the season, Williams should only be forced to miss a handful of games with just under a month to go before the regular season commences. The second-year forward was a nice surprise for the Bulls last season and is expected to start at PF when healthy, though he likely won't carry a ton of fantasy value with plenty of mouths to feed on the roster. Derrick Jones Jr. and Troy Brown would likely pick up extra minutes if Williams is forced to miss any time in the regular season.