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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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Robert Williams: Could be extension candidate
The Celtics may look to offer Williams an extension during the offseason as he heads into the final year of his rookie deal, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Boston may have fallen short Saturday in Game 1 of its first-round playoff matchup with Brooklyn, but Williams was at the center of an impressive overall defensive effort by the Celtics, who limited the high-powered Nets offense to 104 points. Even though he was playing at less than 100 percent after aggravating a toe injury four days earlier in the Celtics' play-in win over the Wizards, Williams was a menace near the rim in Game 1. Williams recorded a career-high and franchise-record nine rejections in the loss, adding 11 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 FT) and nine boards over 23 minutes. That sort of eye-popping line would seem to make Williams a cornerstone piece for Boston, but the team could still have some hesitancy about keeping him in the fold long term due to his injury history. Though he's been a game-changing defensive presence when he's been able to take the floor, Williams has missed 113 of a possible 236 career regular-season games due to injury, with hip issues in particular proving troublesome for the 23-year-old.... See More ... See Less
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