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Mo Williams | Guard

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
College: Alabama
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Mo Williams (illness) will travel with the Wolves for their upcoming West Coast trip.
Considering he has pink eye and strep throat -- two highly contagious illnesses -- Williams figures to play on Friday against the Lakers. There's not much of a reason to pick up Zach LaVine for that game. Nov 26 - 10:55 PM

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Mo Williams (illness) will not play against the Bucks on Wednesday.

He's missed practice the past two days and has been sick since Sunday, so this is a surprise. Williams is dealing with strep throat and pink eye, which shouldn't keep him out much longer. Zach LaVine is going to get all the minutes he can handle. The Wolves might need Corey Brewer and Andrew Wiggins to handle the ball more, too.
Nov 26 - 6:46 PM

Mo Williams missed shootaround Wednesday and is a game-time decision against the Bucks.

Williams has been sick for several days now and while it's possible he'll play tonight, it would not be surprising to see rookie Zach LaVine running the point for the Wolves tonight. On a side note, the Wolves will be wearing pink shoe laces as a tribute to Thaddeus Young's mother, who passed away from cancer recently.
Nov 26 - 12:58 PM

Mo Williams (illness) was not able to practice on Tuesday.

This is the second consecutive practice that Williams has sat out, and it's not known whether he'll be able to suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks. If he's unable to go Zach LaVine would get all the minutes he can handle, and he could make for a nice low-budget option in daily leagues. Stay tuned.
Nov 25 - 5:46 PM

Mo Williams missed practice on Monday due to an illness.

The Wolves don't play until Wednesday when they'll host the Bucks, so Williams should be well enough to give it a go for that contest. They are headed to a three-game week, so Williams isn't the strongest play in the world in weekly leagues anyway. If for some reason he is out, Zach LaVine would likely get minutes in the high 30s.
Nov 24 - 2:38 PM

Mo Williams continued his strong play as the Wolves' starting PG on Saturday, handing out 12 assists with 11 points on 5-of-16 shooting in 35 minutes.

The field goal percentage wasn't great, but Mo chipped in a 3-pointer and he's really found a groove since overtaking Zach LaVine for the starting job in Ricky Rubio's absence. He's averaging 13.3 points, 1.7 triples, 1.8 rebounds and 9.7 assists in the past three games. LaVine had just five points in 13 minutes off the bench and it looks like Williams will be a reliable fantasy PG until Rubio returns, which won't be until late December at the earliest.
Nov 22 - 11:29 PM

Mo Williams made 6-of-14 from the field for 15 points with two rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

It seems clear coach Flip Saunders isn't going to flip-flop on his starting point guard and Mo is here to stay. He should be able to score in the teens with some dimes, treys and steals now that the Wolves are currently missing 80 percent of their opening night starting lineup. Williams is worth owning in all standard leagues.
Nov 21 - 11:20 PM

Mo Williams looked great in a starting role on Wednesday and his play has head coach Flip Saunders thinking about sticking with him in that role.

With rookie Zach LaVine scuffling, Williams provided the Wolves with a spark during their win over the Knicks on Wednesday. "Big difference," Kevin Martin said. "When Mo came in and got me going. He’s just a veteran point guard in the backcourt with you. He knows your spots." Flip Saunders used the phrase "big difference" to describe the swap of Williams and LaVine in the starting lineup, so fantasy owners in all leagues will want to take a flier on Williams while Ricky Rubio (ankle) is out.
Nov 20 - 11:03 AM

Mo Williams looked fantastic in a start against the Knicks on Wednesday with 14 points, three rebounds, 13 assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

Why didn't he start immediately following the Ricky Rubio (ankle) injury again? Williams was in complete control of the offense and he's capable of putting up great stats. Zach LaVine can't seem to do anything right, so Williams should be around 30 minutes, which makes him worth owning in standard leagues right now.
Nov 20 - 2:02 AM

Mo Williams is starting over Zach LaVine on Wednesday against the Knicks.

He has been outplaying LaVine and the Wolves may have finally pulled the plug on starting their rookie. Williams is still likely going to play just 26 minutes or so, but he's the better grab of the two in deep leagues. Owners in standard leagues can probably do better going after someone else.
Nov 19 - 7:28 PM

Mo Williams finally turned in a good game on Saturday with 13 points, eight assists and one rebound in 29 minutes against the Mavericks.

He's been a major letdown since Ricky Rubio (ankle) went down, but this is the type of line he should put up more often than not. Williams is also likely to bury some treys, which is why we liked his upside in the first place. This game won't send prospective owners to the wire, so you can probably keep him out there. We'll let you know how he does on Wednesday against the Knicks.
Nov 16 - 1:25 AM

Mo Williams hit just 1-of-6 shots in 17 minutes off the bench on Friday.

The Wolves were blown out but Williams has been terrible all year, so needless to say he hasn't made any move on the open point guard minutes now that Ricky Rubio is out. Zach Lavine (13 points, four boards, zero assists, 31 minutes) had an up-and-down night as he gets acclimated, but the needle didn't move on any theoretic position battle tonight.
Nov 15 - 1:30 AM

Mo Williams came off the bench and missed all five of his shots for two points and six assists in 14 minutes on Wednesday.

Zach LaVine started again at point guard and played a team-high 34 minutes, but hit just 2-of-9 shots for eight points, nine assists and three turnovers. The Wolves were outmatched by the Rockets tonight and Flip Saunders rested Mo-Will, Thaddeus Young and Kevin Martin. Williams should be better than this on most nights, but it does look like they're prepared to roll with LaVine until Rubio returns. If you picked up Williams and can dump him for LaVine, it makes sense.
Nov 13 - 1:58 AM

Mo Williams played 22 minutes off the bench against the Heat on Saturday with two points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals and three turnovers.

He made just 1-of-5 from the field and couldn't get it going on offense. Williams did a nice job of running the offense and the Wolves did seem to play better while he was out there. He'll still be worth owning in standard leagues, but his upside won't be as high.
Nov 8 - 10:30 PM

Mo Williams will come off the bench agains the Heat on Saturday.

This is probably the biggest lineup surprise of the season and it didn't even come out of Milwaukee. If not for awful shooting this season, Williams would have already been a fringe player to own in standard leagues, so coming off the bench shouldn't totally dissuade you. He's still worth owning and we'll let you know how he does tonight.
Nov 8 - 7:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Mo Williams
SG1Kevin Martin
2Corey Brewer
3Chase Budinger
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Robbie Hummel
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Anthony Bennett
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Gorgui Dieng
3Ronny Turiaf