Update: The Bulls officially announced that Williams will “undergo surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left wrist” and will miss about four-to-six months.
Williams, 20, is 6-foot-7 and is averaging 6.6 points and 2.2 rebounds in five games. He has started all five.
The injury will require surgery, Wojnarowski noted.
Williams suffered the injury during the Bulls’ 104-103 loss to the Knicks, Chicago’s first loss of the season. Bulls coach Billy Donovan described it to reporters as a “pretty significant injury.”
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.
As NBA.com noted, Williams had seen “his offensive opportunities diminish and efficiency skyrocket in his second season for the resurgent Bulls. Chicago entered the game with the team’s first 4-0 start to a season since the 1996-97 campaign.”
“Green started three Bulls preseason games, and was already drawing consideration from Chicago staffers before Williams went down,” Fischer wrote.
There is also the possibility that Chicago picks up a veteran off the list of available free agents.
The Bulls are set to host the Jazz on Saturday.