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Celtics' Robert Williams: Not on injury report Friday
Williams is not on the injury report ahead of Friday's game against Portland.
This was also the case ahead of Wednesday's matchup against Charlotte, but Williams was ultimately scratched before game time, as his child was born earlier in the week. Double check his availability before Friday's game starts, but it looks like the Celtics should have their starting center back in action. Assuming that's the case, Grant Williams will likely return to the bench.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Now out again Wednesday
Williams (personal) will remain out Wednesday against the Hornets.
Williams was not listed on the initial injury report, but it looks like he's opted to remain away from the team for at least one more game following the birth of his child earlier in the week. Expect Boston to once again roll with Al Horford and Grant Williams up front, with Enes Freedom picking up increased time off the bench.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Not listed on injury report
Williams (personal) is not listed on the injury report ahead of Wednesday's contest against Charlotte.
Williams was absent during Monday's 104-92 win over the Pelicans due to the birth of his child, per Abby Chin of NBC Sports Boston. As expected, he will return to the team ahead of Wednesday's game. On the season, he's averaging 10.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 1.8 assists in 29.3 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Expected to play Wednesday
Celtics head coach Ime Udoka said Tuesday that Williams (personal) is expected to be available for Wednesday's contest against Charlotte, Souichi Terada of The Springfield Republican reports.
Williams was absent during Monday's 104-92 win over the Pelicans due to the birth of his child, per Abby Chin of NBC Sports Boston. While he's expected to return Wednesday, Udoka said they don't want to pressure him, so they'll leave the decision up to the big man. When he eventually does return, he's expected to slide right back into the starting lineup.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Sitting out MLK Day game
Williams is listed as out for Monday's game against the Pelicans due to personal reasons.
Boston will be down two key rotation pieces for the start of its four-game week in Williams and Marcus Smart, who remains in the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Williams previously missed just one game due to a personal matter in late December, and his absence this time around looks to be related to the impending birth of his child, per Abby Chin of NBC Sports Boston. It's thus unclear if Williams will be back for the Celtics' next game Wednesday against the Hornets in Boston, making the 24-year-old a risky fantasy option in weekly leagues, given that the majority of teams are playing four games this week. Look for Al Horford to slide over from power forward to center in Williams' stead Monday, with Grant Williams the most likely candidate to fill the opening in the starting five.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Posts double-double in win
Williams closed with 14 points (5-8 FG, 4-4 FT), 13 rebounds, six assists and two blocks over 35 minutes during Saturday's 114-112 win over Chicago.
Williams has improved massively as the season has progressed and he's now recorded three double-doubles over his last four contests while also putting up 10 or more points in four of his last five games. He's averaging 9.9 points and 10.4 rebounds per game in January.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Grabs game-high 14 boards
Williams recorded 12 points (6-8 FG), 14 rebounds, one assist and one block over 31 minutes during Friday's 111-99 loss to the 76ers.
Williams grabbed at least 14 rebounds for the sixth time this season and notched his 12th double-double of the campaign. On the season, the fourth-year pro is averaging 9.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 1.7 assists in 29.2 minutes per game. He's limited in terms of fantasy upside, but he excels at what he does best, which makes him a reliable option in most settings.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Returns after receiving stitches
Williams returned to Wednesday's game against the Pacers after receiving stitches above his left eye, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
Williams was labeled probable to return midway through the fourth quarter and was quickly back on the court for Boston.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Gathers four steals, three blocks
Williams produced 14 points (4-5 FG, 6-6 FT), 12 boards, one assist, four steals and three blocks over 41 minutes in Monday's 101-98 overtime home win over the Pacers.
The Time Lord was a major reason Pacers star Domantas Sabonis shot a rough 3-of-12 from the field. Monday marked Williams' 11th double-double halfway into the season. Coach Ime Udoka clearly preferred Williams to Al Horford, as the veteran Horford played only 23 minutes. Williams' perfect shooting from the charity stripe was especially helpful considering he's shooting just 62.5 percent from the free-throw line. Williams and the C's next travel to Indiana for a rematch Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Swats four shots in victory
Williams logged 12 points (6-7 FG), seven rebounds, two assists, four blocks and one steal across 34 minutes during Saturday's 99-75 victory over the Knicks.
The contest turned out to be a low-scoring affair, and New York managed to put up just 75 points. Williams was a big part of keeping the Knicks off-kilter around the rim, as he followed his seven-block effort against them Thursday by swatting four more shots in the rematch. The fourth-year center has notched multiple blocks in eight straight contests and ranks fourth in the NBA with 2.1 swats per game.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Swats seven shots in loss
Williams closed with six points (3-3 FG), nine rebounds, one assist, seven blocks and two steals across 34 minutes during Thursday's 108-105 loss to the Knicks.
Williams missed Sunday's win over the Magic due to a toe injury, but he has totaled 12 points, 18 rebounds and nine blocks over his last two contests. He has multiple blocks in seven straight appearances and five-plus blocks in two of those games. Despite the lack of scoring (9.9 points per game), Williams remains fantasy relevant due to his ability to rebound (8.9 per game) and block shots (1.9) at a high level.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Available Wednesday
Williams (toe) is available for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.
Williams missed Sunday's matchup against Orlando due to a toe injury but will be able to return Wednesday. He's averaged 13.2 points, 12.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 31.6 minutes per game across his last five appearances.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Likely to play Wednesday
Williams (toe) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game against San Antonio.
Barring any major setbacks before tipoff, the center will likely be back in action after missing Sunday's win over Orlando with a toe injury. With Williams presumably returning Wednesday. Grant Williams will likely return to a bench role.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Goes through practice Tuesday
Williams (toe) went through a full practice Tuesday.
Williams was held out of Sunday's win over the Magic due to a sprained toe on his right foot, but it looks like the issue isn't anything too serious. As long as he doesn't suffer a setback over the next 24 hours, Williams should have a good chance to return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's home matchup against the Spurs.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Won't play Sunday
Williams (toe) is unavailable for Sunday's game against the Magic.
The right big toe sprain will prevent Williams from taking the court Sunday after he went through a pre-game workout. Al Horford and Bruno Fernando should see most of the run at center for the Celtics in his absence.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Game-time call Sunday
Williams (toe) will go through a pre-game workout to determine his availability for Sunday's matchup with the Magic.
Williams is officially questionable for Sunday's contest and is now considered a game-time call due to the toe sprain. Bruno Fernando could see more time at center for Boston if Williams is unavailable since Enes Freedom (COVID-19 protocols) has already been ruled out.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Questionable vs. Magic
Williams is questionable for Sunday's game against the Magic due to a sprained right big toe, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Williams has been excellent lately, as he's averaged 14.0 points, 12.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 blocks in the past four contests. If he sits out Sunday, more minutes would be available for Grant Williams and possibly Bruno Fernando or Norvel Pelle.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Triple-doubles in upset win
Williams posted 10 points (5-5 FG), 11 rebounds, 10 assists, five blocks and two steals across 35 minutes in Friday's 123-108 home win over the Suns.
Williams came up big with the Suns missing both Deandre Ayton and JaVale McGee due to COVID-19 protocols. The five blocks tied his season high. Williams now has 15 blocks over his past five games. Boston badly needed this big game from Williams, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart after losing three in a row. Next, Williams will face Orlando at home Sunday. The Magic may or may not have center Mo Bamba return from COVID protocols in time for Sunday's matchup.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Another double-double Wednesday
Williams produced 16 points (8-10 FG), 14 rebounds, one assist and two blocks over 28 minutes during Wednesday's 91-82 loss to the Clippers.
This was Williams' third double-double across the past four games, as the center led the team on the boards while finishing second in scoring. Across his past four outings, Williams is averaging 14.0 points and 12.5 rebounds. Thus far, Williams leads the Celtics in rebounding and blocked shots, and he has increased his averages in points and rebounds by a wide margin from last season.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Impressive effort vs. Milwaukee
Williams provided 11 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 FT), 14 rebounds, four assists and two blocks across 39 minutes during Saturday's 117-113 loss to the Bucks.
Williams has played exceeding well over the past two games. He's totaled 32 points, 25 rebounds, 11 assists, four blocks and two steals. He should continue seeing an expanded role while the Celtics are shorthanded in the frontcourt.... See More ... See Less
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