With Harris out for at least two weeks, Marcus Williams becomes the unquestioned starting point guard in New Jersey for a minimum of the next 7-8 games. Williams is an excellent passer and an unselfish playmaker at point guard with the ability to tally double-digit assist numbers. In addition, he can help fantasy teams in three pointers and scoring while shooting a high percentage from the free throw line (86% career FT shooter).
Williams has PG and SG eligibility and should be looking at 30+ minutes a night over the next 2 weeks. Expect averages of 12 points and 6-8 assists a night from Williams along with a three pointer and steal making him an excellent short-term option at point guard. Further, if Vince Carter is traded by the deadline, Williams will have added scoring opportunities and could see a rise in his point production.