Former Wolfpack guard CJ Williams has been the feel-good story of the NBA season.
A 3-star prospect goes to NC State and spends the majority of his career as a role player before graduating and playing a few years overseas. Comes home to try out for the NBA and makes the G-League, only to completely dominate and be pulled up by the LA Clippers.
But that’s not where it ends.
Williams played a few minutes here and there at the beginning, but the minutes he was getting were productive. Soon 8 minutes turned to 16, 16 turned to 20. On December 31st, Williams logged 34 minutes. He followed that up with 29 minutes on January 2nd and poured in a career-high 18 points.
It was all coming together for CJ. He had become a pretty big part of the Clippers rotation and over the past 7 games was averaging over 10 points. He even hit a game-winning 3 pointer vs. the Hawks on Monday night.
Tonight, however, the Williams story has hit a speed-bump as he went down with an ankle injury in the 3rd quarter.This sprained ankle wouldn’t be such a big deal if it wasn’t day 42 of his 45-day contract. That means unless Williams is signed to an actual NBA deal and they create space for him, he’ll be getting sent down to the G-League for the remainder of the season.
We’ll keep an eye on the situation and let you know how bad the injury is and what the Clippers decide to do.
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