The former first round pick, who was given a second-chance when the Knicks opted to keep him over fan favorite Patrick Ewing Jr. after training camp, has been biding his time and doing extra work to keep himself prepared. He understands his place on the roster as , but that doesn't mean he accepts it. So when Bill Walker caught him with a hard foul early in a post-practice scrimmage here at The Olympic Club on Thursday, Williams got up and went right after Walker, furious with the overzealous foul.
The players had to be separated and Williams had to be restrained by two teammates, including Eddy Curry, as he clearly wanted a piece of Walker, who glared back. It took a few minutes for his emotions to cool and when the game resumed, Walker went right next to Williams to guard him again. But the remainder of the game went without incident.
Williams has yet to appear in a game this season and has only put on the uniform for six of the first 12 games. The other six he spent in a suit on the inactive list.