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Top Robert Williams III News

  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Finishes perfect from the field

    Williams accumulated 16 points (5-5 FG, 6-8 FT), 10 rebounds, five blocks, three steals and three assists Wednesday night, as the Celtics fell to the Knicks 138-134.

    Williams logged 45 minutes in a double-overtime thriller. The 24-year-old did not record a turnover and only picked up one foul. He is a nightly double-double threat with prolific shot-blocking ability -- a recipe for fantasy success.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Fully practices

    Celtics head coach Ime Udoka said Williams (knee) was a full participant in Sunday's practice, Jay King of The Athletic reports.

    Williams' full workout seemingly confirms that his bout with right knee tendinopathy won't prevent him from suiting up in Wednesday's season opener against the Knicks. With Al Horford (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) uncertain to receive clearance for Wednesday's contest, Williams could have a clear path to a high-minute role as Boston's starting center.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Ruled out Friday

    Williams has been ruled out for Friday's preseason game against the Heat due to right knee tendinopathy.

    Williams had appeared in each of the Celtics' exhibition games, but he's dealing with a knee issue that will keep him sidelined for the preseason finale. Enes Kanter and Grant Williams should see additional playing time Friday, and it's not yet clear whether the knee issue will keep the 23-year-old out to begin the regular season.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Tough night in preseason opener

    Williams finished Monday's preseason opener against the Magic with one point (0-7 FG, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

    Williams got the starting nod over Al Horford but was unable to make much of a mark in his 20 minutes of action. While Williams did swat two shots, he went an uncharacteristic 0-of-7 from the field. Over the last few seasons, the Texas A&M product has been among the league leaders in field goal percentage, so this performance should go down as an anomaly.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Will start first preseason game

    Williams will start at center during the Celtics' first preseason game Monday, Jay King of The Athletic reports.

    Coach Ime Udoka said that the Celtics know what they have in Al Horford, so they want to try some different combinations during the preseason. Williams agreed to a four-year extension this offseason and is clearly a major part of Boston's core, but he may still play a reserve role this season, as Horford has made a strong push to earn the starting job in training camp.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Agrees to contract extension

    Williams inked a four-year, $54 million contract extension with the Celtics on Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Williams' deal with Boston will allow the 23-year-old to continue to develop alongside the Celtics' young core of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. The center is coming off his best season yet as the dominant rim protector averaged 8.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.8 blocks in only 18.9 minutes. The Celtics will likely end up with a three-man rotation at center, where Williams will compete with Enes Kanter and Al Horford for minutes.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Out Game 5

    Williams (ankle) won't play in Tuesday's Game 5 against the Nets, Souichi Terada of The Springfield Republican reports.

    The 23-year-old will be sidelined for the second straight contest after picking up the left ankle sprain during Game 3. Tristan Thompson should see the majority of the work at center with Williams sidelined.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Unlikely to play Tuesday

    Williams (ankle) is considered doubtful for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Nets.

    The 23-year-old sprained his left ankle during Game 3 and sat out Game 4 on Sunday, and he's not expected to retake the court for Tuesday's potential elimination game. Kemba Walker (knee) is also doubtful after sitting out Game 4. Tristan Thompson should handle the bulk of the work at center for the Celtics with Williams sidelined.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Won't play in Game 4

    Williams (ankle) will not play in Sunday's Game 4 against the Nets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    As anticipated, the Celtics will be without both Williams and Kemba Walker (knee) after both players were deemed "doubtful" earlier in the day. Williams was in a walking boot after tweaking his ankle in Game 3, so there's a decent chance he could remain out for Tuesday's Game 5 back in Brooklyn.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Doubtful for Game 4

    Williams (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's Game 4 against the Nets, John Karalis of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.

    Williams sprained his left ankle during the first half of Friday's Game 3 win, and he'll likely sit out Sunday. Assuming that's the case, more minutes could be in store for Tristan Thompson and Luke Kornet.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Requires boot

    Coach Brad Stevens said after Friday's game that Williams (ankle) requires a walking boot, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports.

    Williams was unavailable in the second half of Friday's Game 3 win over the Nets after he suffered a left ankle sprain in the first half. Stevens is hopeful that Williams could return for Game 4 on Sunday, but he said Friday that he didn't yet know whether the center will be able to play.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Won't return Friday

    Williams (ankle) won't return to Friday's Game 3 against the Nets, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.

    Williams suffered a left ankle sprain in the first half of Friday's matchup and was ruled out for the remainder of the game at halftime. It's not clear whether he'll be available for Sunday's Game 4 matchup.

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  • Celtics' Robert Williams: Questionable to return

    Williams is considered questionable to return to Friday's Game 3 matchup with the Nets due to a left ankle sprain, John Karalis of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.

    Williams had logged just six minutes before suffering the injury. The severity of the issue is unknown at this time.

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Player Bio

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