Chicago Bulls’ forward Patrick Williams is expected to miss the remainder of the 2021-22 NBA regular season due to a left wrist injury sustained in his team’s 104-103 loss to the New York Knicks on Thursday night.
Williams, 20, was the fourth overall pick in the 2020 draft.
In 81 games with the Bulls, Williams has averaged 9.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.3 assists on 49/39/74 shooting splits.
The Bulls will be at a major disadvantage without Williams – and will likely need to run three guards in the starting lineup to make up for his absence.
We’re a little bit smaller at that position and we’ve played smaller there … but when you lose a guy like that that can guard a lot of different positions and has got the strength and size to deal with post-up players, like Patrick does, it definitely hurts,” Bulls’ head coach Billy Donovan said Friday, via ESPN.
The Bulls will look to get back on track on Saturday in a 8PM EST matchup against the San Antonio Spurs.