The LA Clippers have officially called up C.J. Williams from the Agua Caliente (AC) Clippers of Ontario to the NBA.
Per Broderick Turner of the LA Times, the LA Clippers have called up C.J. Williams from the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario. The 6’5″ shooting guard has averaged 16 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists as a starter in 3 games with the AC Clippers, and has been shooting an efficient 48.5% from the field. He impressed in preseason play as well, scoring 5.3 points in 18.9 minutes per game.
Williams has been called up to fill a roster spot for tomorrow night’s matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Sitting not-so-pretty at 4-6, the Thunder are another of the NBA’s many teams facing early season struggles. Their star-studded trio of Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, and Paul George certainly has yet to live up to expectations. That being said, they’re just a game behind LA, which has lost 5 of their last 6 games.
Williams can be expected to pour in a few points from beyond the arc. He’s shooting 46.7% from deep with the AC Clippers thus far, a more than impressive mark. He will join Brice Johnson and Jawun Evans as the only players to register minutes for both the NBA’s and the G-League’s Clippers this season.
C.J. will likely fall behind Austin Rivers and Lou Williams in the depth chart. Both Rivers and Williams have provided plenty of individual scoring so far in LA, averaging 12.6 and 14.8 points per game, respectively. The Clippers are already getting some great production from their two-guards, and Williams will certainly aim to contribute further to the cause.