As has been the case for his entire run with the Hornets, Williams greatest asset was his impressive durability. Williams appeared in 75 games in 2018, fewest total during his five years with the Charlotte franchise. He also started every single one of those games, as Williams has started every game he's played in for the last four seasons. The North Carolina product averaged 28.4 minutes per night. Williams took 5.1 three-point shots per game, a new career high. He made 36.6 percent of those threes, resulting in 1.9 made threes per game, which was second on the Hornets behind Kemba Walker's 3.2 treys per contest. The veteran averaged 10.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 0.9 steals, and 0.8 blocks per night. Late in the season on Mar. 8th Williams came up big in a 112-111 win over the Wizards. Williams scored 30 points, his first 30-point game since the 2010-11 season, and gathered seven boards. Over the season, he posted five double-doubles.2017
Williams started 78 games for the Hornets during the 2017-2018 campaign. He'd go on to average 9.5 points per game, buoyed by his career-high 41.3 percent mark from three-point distance. Williams also shot 82.9 percent from the free-throw line. Williams also managed to score in double-digits on 41 occasions. He also recorded 4.7 rebounds and 1.2 dimes per contest. Williams picked up three double-doubles throughout the year. He grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds against New Orleans on Jan. 24. Williams scored a season-high 21 points on Jan. 15 at Detroit. In that appearance, he'd connect on all five of his three-pointers. Williams finished sixth on the team in scoring and fifth in rebounding.2016
Williams appeared in 76 games (all starts) for Charlotte during the 2016-17 campaign. In 30.2 minutes per game, Williams averaged 11.2 points on 42.2 percent shooting from the field, 35.0 percent from three-point range and a career-high 87.3 percent from the free-throw line, which ranked 17th in the NBA. He also averaged a career-high 6.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocks. His 7.2 turnover percentage was 10th lowest in the league. Williams set a new single-game career high with 18 rebounds, which he achieved twice -- March 10 against the Magic and March 13 against the Bulls. His other single-game season highs for 2016-17 stood at 27 points, seven assists, four steals and three blocks. Williams also achieved 11 double-doubles.2015
Williams appeared in 81 games (all starts) for the Hornets during the 2015-16 campaign. He saw 28.9 minutes per game and averaged 11.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting, including a career-high 40.2 percent from three-point range. The big man also shot 83.3 percent from the free-throw line. Williams also averaged a career-high 6.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, a career-high 1.0 blocks and 0.7 steals per game. He set single-game season highs of 27 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, three steals and three blocks. His best performance of the season arguably took place Feb. 26 during a one-point win over the Pacers. He posted 26 points (9-13 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 13 rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in almost 35 minutes of action. It was one of his 10 double-doubles. The Hornets finished the season 48-34, making the playoffs under coach Steve Clifford. Charlotte lost in seven games to the Heat in the Eastern Conference First Round. In the series, Williams averaged 5.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.4 blocks across 32.5 minutes.2014
During the 2014 offseason, Williams agreed to a two-year contract with the Hornets after spending the previous two seasons with the Jazz. With Charlotte, he proceeded to appear in 78 games for head coach Steve Clifford during the 2014-15 season, drawing 37 starts. He saw 26.1 minutes per game and averaged 7.4 points on 42.4 percent shooting from the field, 35.8 percent from three and 71.3 percent from the charity stripe. Williams also averaged 4.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.5 blocks per contest. He ranked 20th in the NBA in Defensive Box Plus/Minus (1.4) as well. He set single-game season highs of 19 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, four steals and three blocks. Williams arguably had his best performance of the season Mar. 4 during a 24-point victory over the Nets. He saw 26 minutes and posted 18 points (5-8 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one block. Williams also managed one double-double.2013
Williams appeared in 66 games (50 starts) for head coach Tyrone Corbin during the 2013-14 campaign -- his second season with the Jazz. He saw 25.4 minutes per game and averaged 9.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting from the field, 35.9 percent from three and 78.1 percent from the free-throw line. He also averaged 5.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks per contest. Plus, Williams had the league's 15th-lowest turnover percentage (8.7). Among Jazz players, Williams had the third-highest Value Over Replacement Player (0.9). Williams set single-game season highs of 23 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks. Arguably his best performance of the season occurred Feb. 24 during a 12-point victory over the Celtics. Williams played 23 minutes and posted 19 points (8-10 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 1-3 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and zero turnovers. He also managed three double-doubles. Williams twice scored a season-high 23 points. Both high-point games occurred in early February, including a 23-point, eight-rebound Feb. 3 effort during a loss at Toronto.2012
In July of 2012, Williams was traded from the Hawks to the Jazz in exchange for Devin Harris. Williams proceeded to appear in 73 games (51 starts) for the Jazz during the 2012-13 campaign. He saw 23.7 minutes per game and averaged 7.2 points on 42.3 percent shooting from the field, 32.5 percent from three and 77.8 percent from the free-throw line. In addition, he averaged 3.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks per contest. He made his Jazz debut on opening night, Oct. 31, and scored a season-high 21 points in a home win over the Mavericks. On Dec. 18 he registered a double-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and two dimes during a win at Brooklyn. Arguably Williams' best performance of the season occurred Mar. 11 during a 13-point win over the Pistons. In 30 minutes, he posted 14 points (5-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, four assists, two steals and zero turnovers.2011
Williams appeared in 57 games (37 starts) during the lockout-shortened, 66-game 2011-12 season. He saw 26.3 minutes per game and averaged 10.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting from the field, a career-high 38.9 percent from three and 78.8 percent from the free-throw line. He also averaged 5.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocks per contest. On Feb. 29, Williams posted the first of his two double-doubles with 11 points, 12 rebounds and two steals in home loss to the Warriors. On Apr. 22, the power forward scored a season-high 29 points, to go with 11 boards and three blocks, during a close loss at New York. The Hawks finished the season 40-26, making the playoffs under head coach Larry Drew. Atlanta lost in the Eastern Conference First Round to the Celtics. In the six-game series, Williams averaged 7.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocks across 24.1 minutes.2010
Williams appeared in 65 games (52 starts) during the 2010-11 season. The versatile forward played 28.7 minutes per contest and scored 10.4 points per game. He shot 45.8 percent from the field, 33.6 percent from behind the arc and a career-high 84.5 percent from the charity stripe. Williams also averaged 4.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.6 three-pointers, 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks per contest. Williams set single-game season highs of 31 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, four steals and three blocks. The Hawks finished the season 44-38 under head coach Larry Drew, making the playoffs. Atlanta defeated Orlando in the Eastern Conference First Round in six games, with Williams averaging 6.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 0.8 assists and 0.2 blocks in 17.9 minutes per post-season contest. Atlanta lost to Chicago during the Eastern Conference Semifinals in six games, with Williams averaging 3.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.0 block, 0.3 steals and 0.2 assists in 18.1 minutes per game.2009
Williams appeared in and started all but one game during the 2009-10 season. He saw 30.5 minutes per contest, scoring 10.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting from the field, 30.3 percent from three and 81.9 percent from the charity stripe. He also averaged 5.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks. Williams set a new single-game career high with 15 rebounds during a five-point win over the Mavericks on Dec. 5. Arguably his best overall performance of the season occurred Mar. 21 during a five-point win over the Spurs. Williams played 44 minutes and posted 26 points (10-14 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-5 FT), nine rebounds and two steals. He managed three double-doubles as well. Atlanta finished the campaign 53-29, making the playoffs and defeating Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference First Round before losing to Orlando in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Williams appeared in all 11 playoff games, averaging 8.4 points and 5.7 rebounds.2008
Williams appeared in 61 games (59 starts) during the 2008-09 season with the Hawks, playing 34.3 minutes per game. He produced plenty of offensive in that time, averaging 13.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting from the field, a career-high 35.5 percent from three, and 80.6 percent from the charity stripe. Williams also averaged a career-high 6.3 rebounds along with 1.3 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocks. Arguably his best performance of the campaign occurred Feb. 25 during a one-point loss to the Nuggets. In 39 minutes, Williams posted a season-high 31 points -- including a perfect 10-for-10 from the line -- with seven rebounds and two steals. He managed six double-doubles, including a Nov. 19 win over Washington in which he tied his career high with 14 rebounds alongside 21 points, four assists, two steals and a block. Williams went on to appear in six of Atlanta's 11 playoff games, averaging 5.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in limited minutes. He scored 10 points in Game 1 of the first round against Miami, then 11 in Game 2 before assuming more of a rotational role for the rest of the postseason.2007
Williams appeared in 80 games (all starts) during the 2007-08 campaign with the Hawks. He posted career-high averages in points (14.8), rebounds (5.7), steals (1.0), field-goal percentage (46.2) and free-throw percentage (82.2). He also added 1.7 assists per game. On Jan. 25, Williams scored a career-high 33 points during a nine-point win over Seattle. In that game, Williams shot 12-of-20 from the field and 9-of-12 from the free-throw line while adding seven rebounds, three steals, two assists and a block across 39 minutes. On Feb. 22, the power forward grabbed a career-best 14 rebounds and scored 10 points to help defeat Golden State. All in all, Williams recorded seven double-doubles. Williams started all seven of Atlanta's playoff games. In Game 6 of the first round against Boston, Williams posted 18 points, four rebounds and two assists.2006
Williams appeared in 64 games (63 starts) for the Hawks during the 2006-07 campaign. Despite missing the first 17 games of the year with a broken finger, the second-year forward returned to play 34.0 minutes per game and posted career-best averages in points (13.1), rebounds (5.3), assists (1.9), steals (0.8), blocks (0.5) and free-throw percentage (81.5). On Jan. 12 against Detroit, Williams dished a career-high seven assists along with 12 points and nine rebounds. On Mar. 21 against Miami, the UNC product grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds to accompany 16 points and two assists -- good for one of his four double-doubles on the year. He scored 20-plus points on 13 occasions, notching a season-high 24 twice and netting 23 another four times. In perhaps his biggest game of the year, Williams racked up 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting to go with 10 rebounds against the Suns on Feb. 25.2005
Following one season at UNC, Williams was selected with the second overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Hawks. He made an immediate impact in his NBA debut Nov. 2, scoring 12 points with six rebounds, a steal and a block against the Warriors. Williams went on to play in 79 games, making seven starts and averaging 8.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting with 4.8 rebounds. His biggest game of the year came Dec. 20, when Williams popped off for a season-high 26 points as well as seven rebounds and a pair of steals. The versatile big man racked up four double-doubles, including grabbing a season-high 11 rebounds on two occasions. Williams enjoyed his best stretch of play with the season winding down for the non-playoff-bound Hawks. Over the final six games of the campaign, he posted averages of 15.0 points and 7.0 rebounds. Following the season, Williams' efforts earned him a place on the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
June 28, 2005Drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2005 NBA Draft.
July 11, 2012Traded by the Atlanta Hawks to the Utah Jazz for Devin Harris.
July 21, 2014Signed a 2-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets
July 10, 2016Signed a multi-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets
February 8, 2020Waived by the Charlotte Hornets
February 10, 2020Signed a rest-of-season contract with the Milwaukee Bucks
September 8, 2020Retires from the NBA.