Bulls’ Patrick Williams Set to Return Monday Against Raptors

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Chicago Bulls’ forward Patrick Williams is set to return to the lineup on Monday (3/21) in a 8PM EST matchup against the Toronto Raptors.

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“He’s anxious to get back,” Bulls’ head coach Billy Donovan said Friday, via ESPN.

“Physically, he feels good. He knows the timing part is going to take a little bit of time. But I think just how he feels and where he’s at mentally, he wants to come back and play.”

The Bulls – losers of eight of their past ten games – desperately need Williams to help fix holes on the defensive end.

Currently, the Bulls rank 20th in defensive rating, per the NBA.

The Bulls made moves to improve their defense; namely the signings of Alex Caruso, Lonzo Ball, Derrick Jones Jr., and Tristan Thompson – but they haven’t made enough of an impact to warrant significant improvement.

Williams, the fourth pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, is a versatile wing defender with a seven-foot wingspan.

Oh, and he’s also a career 40% three-point shooter.

Williams missed most of this season with a wrist injury.

If Williams continues to develop on the offensive end of the floor, the Bulls will have a legitimate chance to make noise in the Eastern Conference.

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