Patrick Williams Assigned to Windy City Bulls in Anticipation for Regular-Season Return

After Billy Donovan announced Wednesday that Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams had been cleared for full-contact, the organization announced they had assigned the former fourth overall pick in 2020 to the G-League affiliate Windy City Bulls poised to make his return to the court in the next two weeks.

Williams remained in Chicago to train with the G-League affiliate as the team made its West Coast trip, losing to the Utah Jazz 125-110 on Wednesday night.

“I was optimistic that he would be able to get back before the end of March. He’s moving in that direction, but a lot of it’s going to now depend on how it goes once he does that and what medical feels is an ample amount of time for him to get comfortable actually going into a game,” Donovan said via Julia Poe of the Chicago Tribune.

In October, the second-year forward underwent surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left wrist. After five months away from playing, he received clearance to participate with limited contact last week.

The earliest Williams could make an appearance for the Windy City would be this Sunday against the Westchester Knicks.