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Alan Williams cleared for 5-on-5, likely to make season debut Thursday against Jazz

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Even though many things haven’t gone right for the Phoenix Suns this season, they will surely be re-energized later this week once Alan Williams makes his long-awaited season debut.

After suffering a partially torn meniscus prior to training camp in late September — which was caused by landing on Marquese Chriss’ foot in a workout — Williams will see action in the Suns’ rotation over their last 13 games.

Last season, Williams turned into an unexpected, consistent contributor over Alex Len while immediately becoming a fan-favorite for his hometown Suns.

He averaged 7.4 points and 6.2 rebounds once he earned his opportunity around halfway through the season. However, per 26 minutes, Williams was highly productive to the tune of 17.6 points and 14.8 boards.

For a center rotation that currently looks as so — Tyson Chandler, Len, and Dragan Bender — Wiliams will be a welcome addition back to Phoenix’s frontcourt.

After his strong play in 2016-2017, the Suns signed Williams to a 3-year, $17 million contract, which has the option of becoming nonguaranteed after this season ends.

Welcome back to the lineup, Sauce!