The Oklahoma City Thunder have announced that Kenrich Williams successfully underwent a second procedure. This planned procedure was to remove hardware from his initial procedure in March to repair the scapholunate ligament in his left wrist. The procedure was performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The Thunder had medical personnel present at the time of the surgery. Kenrich Williams, the team announced, is still on track to return for the 2023-24 NBA season.
The former undrafted wing suffered a wrist injury on March 2nd that held him out for the rest of the regular season and play-in tournament. Putting Kenrich Williams on the shelf for the rest of the season hurt Mark Daigneault’s squad in the midst of Williams’ career season.
The Oklahoma City Thunder offered an injury update on Kenrich Williams, who remains on track to return for the 2023-24 NBA season.
The OKC Thunder will be glad to get Kenrich Williams back next season as he is coming off a 53-game campaign where he posted eight points, five rebounds, two assists, and 1.1 STOCKS per game. In addition, the TCU product averaged 51 percent from the floor, 37 percent from beyond the arc, and a shocking 43 percent at the free throw line.
Synergy ranks Kenrich Williams as a good defender, excellent in defending the pick-and-roll, and a good post-up defender, especially for his size. In addition, Williams holds opponents to 37 percent from the floor when defending handoffs.
On Offense, his ability to play in transition, get put-back chances, and be played in pick-and-roll action helped open things up for the OKC Thunder offense. On catch-and-shoot chances, Kenrich Williams shot 38 percent from the floor, and at the rim, Williams was placed in the 88th percentile shooting 70 percent at the cup.
Getting Kenrich Williams back will help lift the OKC Thunder next year, who look to build on an eye-popping 40-win season.