The Bulls announced that Williams underwent wrist surgery in October and at the time, he was expected to miss the season. So a return ahead of the playoffs would undoubtedly serve as a pleasant surprise.
Williams, 20, is 6-foot-7 and was averaging 6.6 points and 2.2 rebounds in the first five games before suffering the injury. He started all five.
Williams was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2020 draft. He averaged 9.2 points and 6.4 boards in 71 games last season, starting in each.