Season-Ending Surgery For OKC Thunder Forward

If you're thinking that a "scapholunate ligament rupture" doesn't sound good, you'd be correct. And in the case of the Oklahoma City Thunder's key rotation piece, Kenrich Williams, it's going to cost him his season.

The Thunder have announced that Williams suffered the rupture in his left wrist in Tuesday's game, and surgery to correct it will keep him out for the rest of the season. It's a tough loss for OKC, as the team has outscored opponents by 4.0 points per 100 possessions with him on the floor, but have a -0.7 net rating with him off the floor. 

The 28-year-old wing was averaging 8.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists for OKC this season, while shooting 37.3% on threes. On the defensive side of the ball, where he really earns his keep, he's leading the NBA in charges drawn with 26.  

Williams went undrafted out of Texas Christian, but has since appeared in 253 NBA games, and signed a 4-year, $27M contract with the Thunder this past summer.

Through five seasons, Williams is averaging 6.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists. 

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