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Top Robert Williams III News

  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Ruled out for Sunday

    Williams (illness) will not play Sunday against the Raptors, Jay King of The Athletic reports.

    As anticipated, this will be the third straight absence for the big man, who continues to fight through a non-COVID illness. Expect Al Horford, Grant Williams and Enes Kanter to absorb most of the minutes at center Sunday.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Likely to remain out Sunday

    Celtics head coach Ime Udoka hinted Friday that Williams will likely remain out for Sunday's game in Toronto.

    Williams missed his second straight game Friday on account of his non-COVID-19-related illness, with Al Horford getting the nod at center in the Celtics' 96-88 loss to the Spurs. While Udoka didn't officially rule Williams out from playing Sunday, the coach said that the Celtics' other ill player (Josh Richardson) is expected to fly with the team to Toronto. Udoka didn't say the same for Williams, so fantasy managers should prepare for the fourth-year big man to remain out at least one more game.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Won't play Friday

    Williams (illness) will not play Friday against the Spurs.

    An illness kept Williams out of Wednesday's game against the Nets, and he'll remain out Friday. The good news is he hasn't tested positive for COVID-19, so perhaps the big man will be able to get back on the floor for Sunday's game at Toronto. Expect Al Horford to shift up to center in Williams' absence.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Out Wednesday

    Williams (illness) will be inactive for Wednesday's contest against Brooklyn, Jay King of The Athletic reports.

    The 6-foot-9 center has missed three out of Boston's last four contests due to a knee injury and is slated to miss yet another game due to a non-COVID illness. Grant Williams figures to start in his absence once again. Robert Williams' next chance to return comes Friday against the Spurs.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Questionable with illness

    Williams is questionable Wednesday against the Nets due to an illness, John Karalis of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.

    Williams recently returned from a knee injury but is now dealing with an illness. If he sits out, more minutes will be available for Grant Williams.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Pulls down 15 boards in return

    Williams chipped in two points (1-1 FG), 15 rebounds, one assist and one block across 23 minutes during Monday's 108-90 victory over the Rockets.

    After missing the previous three games due to tendinitis in his knee, the big man came back with a vengeance Monday, needing just 23 minutes to hit the 15-rebound mark for the third time this season. When healthy, Williams is a proven source of efficient scoring, rebounds and blocks, and through 14 appearances he's also averaging at least 1.0 steals per game for the first time in his career.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Good to go

    Williams (knee) will be available Monday against the Rockets, Jay King of The Athletic reports.

    As expected, the big man will be available after he was bumped up to probable earlier in the day. Williams missed the last three games due to tendinitis in his left knee.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Probable vs. Rockets

    Williams (knee) is probable against the Rockets on Monday.

    Williams' improved status update is terrific news to his fantasy managers, as the Celtics begin a four-game week Monday. Before he got hurt, Williams averaged 11.2 points and 9.0 rebounds across Boston's last five home games.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Out vs. Thunder

    Williams (knee) is out against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Williams' fantasy managers should not be surprised about the news, considering his availability status was doubtful. There is a great chance Grant Williams starts again. He averaged 9.7 points and 4.3 rebounds across three games during the center Williams' absences.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Deemed doubtful

    Williams (knee) has drawn a doubtful designation ahead of Saturday's matchup with the Thunder, John Karalis of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.

    Williams has missed the Celtics previous two games due to left knee tendinitis, and appears on track to miss a third. Should he ultimately get ruled out, Al Horford and Grant Williams should presumably be in line for heavier minutes than usual.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Out vs. Lakers

    Williams (knee) is out for Friday's matchup against the Lakers, Jay King of The Athletic reports.

    Williams will sit out a second straight game due to left knee tendinitis. More minutes should be in store for Al Horford and Grant Williams.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Listed as questionable

    Williams (knee) is questionable for Friday's game against the Lakers.

    Williams sat out Wednesday's game against Atlanta due to left knee tendinopathy, but he has a chance to return Friday. If he remains out, Al Horford and Enes Kanter should continue to see increased usage.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Unavailable Wednesday

    Williams (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Atlanta, Jay King of The Athletic reports.

    Williams will be forced to sit for at least one game due to left knee tendinopathy, but coach Ime Udoka is optimistic that the injury is a short-term concern. With Williams unavailable as a precautionary measure, Al Horford and Enes Kanter should see additional run in the frontcourt.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Questionable for Wednesday's game

    Williams is listed as questionable for Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks with left knee tendinopathy.

    Williams left Monday's win over the Cavaliers in the second quarter and underwent further evaluation Tuesday. It's promising that the big man hasn't been ruled out yet, but the Celtics will likely be cautious with their starting center. If he's unable to suit up Wednesday, then Al Horford is expected to slide over to center in Boston's starting lineup.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Set for knee evaluation

    Celtics head coach Ime Udoka said after Monday's 98-92 win over the Cavaliers that Williams would have his left knee checked out after the center exited in the second quarter of the contest, Alexandra Francisco of NESN.com reports. "Yeah, Rob felt some soreness in the second quarter," Udoka said. "I'm not sure if he did something specific to it, but it was pretty tight at halftime and he felt a sharp pain, so [we] kept him out. We'll see when he gets tested and looked at if he's fine and how he's gonna be."

    Williams finished with zero points (0-2 FG), six rebounds and one turnover in 13 minutes before departing with the injury. The fact that the Celtics are describing Williams' injury as "soreness" rather than a sprain or hyperextension of the knee is somewhat promising, but the young big man's history of healing slowly from lower-body injuries means that he's far from a safe bet to avoid missing time. The Celtics return to action Wednesday in Atlanta, and if Williams can't go, power forward Al Horford will likely slide over to the center spot.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Out with knee issue

    Williams won't return to Monday's game against the Cavaliers due to left knee soreness.

    Williams suffered the injury early in the contest, giving Al Horford and Enes Kanter an opportunity for an increase in minutes in the second half. He'll be considered day-to-day until further notice.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Grabs 16 boards Saturday

    Williams logged 12 points (6-7 FG), 16 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal across 34 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Cavaliers.

    The big man was a beast on the boards in the loss, tying his season high with 16 rebounds. Williams finished with his third straight double-double and has swatted three shots in consecutive games. He is posting per-game averages of 10.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks on the campaign.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Double-double in Wednesday's win

    Williams totaled 16 points (8-11 FG, 0-1 FT), 13 rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block during Wednesday's victory against the Raptors.

    This was Williams' fifth double-double across the first 11 games this season, as the center led the Celtics on the boards once again. Williams has also reached double figures offensively in six outings, a feat he accomplished just 19 times during the 2020-21 campaign. Williams is currently second on the team in rebounding with 8.8 rebounds per matchup (behind Al Horford's 9.4).

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 237 lbs
Birthplace: Shreveport, LA
Age: 24
Class: Junior