Williams (COVID-19 protocols) will play and be limited to 10-to-15 minutes Wednesday against the Sixers. The 23-year-old hasn't seen game action since Jan. 6 due to the COVID protocols, and he'll have a limited workload coming out of the nearly two-week absence. Williams is averaging 16.4 minutes through eight appearances this season, so it's unlikely to have a major affect on his role off the bench.
Williams (COVID-19 protocols) is not on the Celtics' injury report ahead of Wednesday's game against the 76ers, Tim Bontemps of ESPN reports. He will be limited to 10-15 minutes. After a three-game absence, as well as some postponements, Williams will return to action for the first time since Dec. 6. Boston will be close to full strength Wednesday, with only Jayson Tatum (COVID-19 protocols), Carsen Edwards (COVID-19 protocols) and Romeo Langford (wrist) still sidelined.
Williams (COVID-19 protocols) is expected to play in Wednesday's game against the 76ers, Jay King of The Athletic reports. Williams looks like he will likely return after missing three games while being placed in the league's health and safety protocols. If the 23-year-old is able to return, Boston's big-man rotation will once again be crowded with Tristan Thompson and Daniel Theis also healthy. Williams is off to a nice start to the season, averaging 6.8 points on 77.4 percent shooting, 6.5 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.1 steals across just 16.4 minutes per contest.
Williams, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 7, has been asymptomatic since beginning his quarantine period last week, Tom Westerholm of Boston.com reports. According to the NBA's COVID-19 protocols, Williams will be required to self-isolate for 10 days to the date of his positive test, and he won't be allowed to exercise while in quarantine. If he remains negative and asymptomatic once the 10-day period concludes, Williams would then have to complete three days of monitored exercising before receiving clearance to rejoin the Celtics, so his absence is expected to be closer to two weeks in length. That timeline would make the Celtics' Jan. 20 game in Philadelphia as the earliest possible date for Williams to return to action.
Williams has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Wizards and for the immediate future after testing positive for COVID-19, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reports. Williams is currently asymptomatic and will need to clear the NBA's health and safety protocols before being able to rejoin the team. Tristan Thompson and Grant Williams will also be sidelined for at least the next week due to contact tracing.
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