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September 12, 2020 09:32 PM
Celtics' Grant Williams: Provides tight fourth-quarter D
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams generated two rebounds and a steal over seven fourth-quarter minutes in Friday's 92-87 Game 7 win over the Raptors.

Forget the box score stats when it comes to Williams in Game 7. When Daniel Theis fouled out, the rookie provided vital defense in the closing minutes of the victory. Yes, he missed two needed foul shots. Per Kemba Walker, "Grant saved me" when Walker bounced a desperate in-the-key bounce pass to Williams on Boston's second-to-last possession. Williams fought off Kyle Lowry for the ball and drew the foul that led to missed free throws, while teammate Jason Tatum fought for the second miss. Boston was still up three, though, and it was Williams who prevented Fred VanVleet from hitting a three that would have sent the game to overtime. As Marcus Smart said, "He's not even a rookie anymore, the way he plays."

September 10, 2020 11:56 PM
Celtics' Grant Williams: Scores six off the bench in Game 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams generated six points (2-2 FG, 2-2 3Pt) and one rebound over seven minutes in Wednesday's 125-122 double-overtime Game 6 loss to Toronto.

Williams was one of only three bench players to score for the Celtics. Through 10 playoff games, the rookie is averaging 11.4 minutes and 3.9 points per post-season contest. Williams has earned the trust of coach Brad Stevens, but with Boston constricting its rotation, the Tennessee product is having a hard time finding postseason minutes. Expect limited run from Williams during Friday's pivotal Game 7 versus the Raptors.

August 6, 2020 11:20 AM
Celtics' Grant Williams: Dishes two dimes in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams posted three points (1-1 FG, 1-1 3Pt), two assists and a rebound in Wednesday's 149-115 win over Brooklyn.

Williams was one of eight reserves to receive minutes -- six of them -- during the blowout win. Unlike many of Boston's other bench players, Williams has appeared in all four of the team's Orlando bubble games. Don't expect flashy numbers from the rookie, who earns his minutes via solid defense, quality picks and extra passes. He's likely to see single-digit minutes as usual Friday versus the second-place Raptors.

July 25, 2020 05:56 PM
Celtics' Grant Williams: Plays 15 minutes in scrimmage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams eked out five points (2-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three assists, two rebounds and one steal over 15 minutes in Friday's 98-84 scrimmage loss to the Thunder.

Coach Brad Stevens benched all the Celtic starters after the first half, which allowed eight Boston reserves, including Williams, to receive double-digit minutes. Before the March stoppage of play, Williams averaged 15.6 minutes per game over 62 appearances. The rookie provides non-box-score production for Boston, helping via things like the extra pass or excellent switches on the defensive end. In Orlando, don't expect any gaudy stats from Williams, but he'll probably see meaningful minutes before the playoffs start.

March 6, 2020 07:44 PM
Celtics' Grant Williams: To come off bench Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams will come off the bench Friday against the Jazz, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reports.

After a one-game stint in the starting five, Williams will head to the bench while coach Brad Stevens gives Semi Ojeleye the nod. Across Williams' past five games as a reserve, he's averaged 2.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in 17.4 minutes.

March 5, 2020 12:00 PM
Celtics' Grant Williams: Posts eight points in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams recorded eight points (4-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 26 minutes in Wednesday's 112-106 win over the Cavaliers.

With Jaylen Brown (hamstring), Kemba Walker (knee) and Gordon Hayward (knee) all inactive, Williams made his fifth start of the season against the Cavaliers. The end result doesn't look like much, but this is the rookie's best scoring output in 10 contests and the most minutes he has received since late December. The Tennessee product is always a threat to fill up the stat sheet, and if these three starters remain out for Friday's tilt versus the Jazz, Williams could start again and be a viable punt for daily-fantasy formats.

March 4, 2020 06:36 PM
Celtics' Grant Williams: Starting vs. Cavs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams will start Wednesday's game against the Cavs, Celtics' play-by-play man Sean Grande reports.

With three regulars out, the Celtics will shake things up and go with Williams up front alongside Jayson Tatum and Daniel Theis. Brad Wanamaker will move into the starting lineup at one guard spot next to Marcus Smart.

February 27, 2020 12:04 PM
Celtics' Grant Williams: Plays 22 minutes in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams didn't score, but collected four rebounds, one assist and one steal over 22 minutes during Wednesday's 114-103 road win at Utah.

Don't look to the rookie Williams for gaudy stats. That said, the Tennessee product is a much appreciated "glue guy" for the Celtics. He makes the extra pass, hustles for loose balls and rotates well on defense. Despite only taking one shot attempt, William still had a plus/minus rating of plus-5 over his 22 minutes. Williams has appeared in Boston's last 34 games, with two starts, and has averaged 4.6 points, 2.9 boards, 1.2 assists over 17 minutes per contest. He should continue to see the floor Saturday versus Houston's small-ball lineup.

February 12, 2020 11:52 AM
Celtics' Grant Williams: Modest production in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams tallied seven points (1-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and four rebounds in nine minutes during Tuesday's 116-105 loss to Houston.

Williams' playing time was back to just nine minutes Tuesday as the Celtics were able to field their go-to lineup for the first time in a while. Williams has the ability to defend multiple positions, which gives him added responsibilities whenever injury strikes. He is fantasy relevant in only deeper formats, although his dynasty value is quietly improving. On the positive, over the past dozen games he's made 10 of 18 three point attempts. That's in stark contrast to early in the year, when Williams couldn't buy a bucket from behind the arc.

February 7, 2020 07:12 PM
Celtics' Grant Williams: Starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams will start Friday's game against the Hawks, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reports.

With Gordon Hayward (foot), Daniel Theis (ankle) and Jaylen Brown (ankle) all sidelined, coach Brad Stevens will give Williams the nod. In three previous starts, Williams has averaged 3.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 18.0 minutes.

February 6, 2020 09:28 AM
Celtics' Grant Williams: Posts 13 off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams amassed 13 points (5-6 FG, 3-4 3Pt), six rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes in Wednesday's 116-100 win versus the Magic.

With Daniel Theis (knee) and Robert Williams (hip) both out, Williams saw some extra work as the Celtics' primary big man off the bench. The rookie is always a threat to collect multiple defensive statistics, but the 3-for-4 shooting from beyond the arc was a very pleasant surprise. If the Celtics' frontcourt continues to be depleted for Friday's matchup versus the Hawks, Williams should continue to see over 20 minutes and be a solid cheap play for daily fantasy formats.

January 26, 2020 06:24 PM
Celtics' Grant Williams: Moves to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is coming off the bench Sunday against the Pelicans.

The Celtics get Jaylen Brown back Sunday, but they're without Jayson Tatum, so there was a chance Williams could make another start. However, Brad Stevens opted to go with Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Brown, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis as his first five.

January 24, 2020 06:36 PM
Celtics' Grant Williams: Enters starting five
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams will start Friday against Orlando, Marc D'Amico of the Celtics' official site reports.

Williams gets the nod at power forward for Jayson Tatum, who's out with a groin injury. He was held scoreless in his last start Saturday against Phoenix in 13 minutes of action.

January 18, 2020 06:36 PM
Celtics' Grant Williams: Drawing second career start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams will start Saturday's game against the Suns, voice of the Boston Celtics Sean Grande reports.

With Kemba Walker (knee) and Jaylen Brown (thumb) out, coach Brad Stevens will opt to switch things up, giving Williams the second start of his career. In the eight games that Williams has seen 20-plus minutes, he's averaged 8.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists.

January 5, 2020 12:56 PM
Celtics' Grant Williams: Limited contributions in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams had three points (1-3 FG, 1-2 3PT), three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 17 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 111-104 win at Chicago.

Williams has been logging between 15 to 25 minutes on a regular basis during the last few weeks, but he hasn't taken advantage of the opportunity and he is averaging just 5.8 points and 2.2 rebounds in 18.0 minutes per game over his last nine outings. He doesn't carry a lot of fantasy upside at the moment, and he's better suited to either remain on waivers or work as a streaming option in the deepest formats.

December 31, 2019 08:56 PM
Celtics' Grant Williams: Invisible in Tuesday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams had just two rebounds in nine minutes during Tuesday's 109-92 victory over Charlotte.

Williams missed all three of his shot attempts in what was a disappointing performance. Despite the game going into garbage time, Williams was unable to capitalize. He has had moments of relevance this season, although they typically come when the Celtics are down on troops. He is able to do a bit of everything when afforded meaningful minutes; however, that is not happening on a regular basis.

December 20, 2019 10:20 PM
Celtics' Grant Williams: Career-high 18 points in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams generated 18 points (8-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt), three rebounds and one block across 30 minutes in Friday's 114-93 home win over the Pistons.

Williams was extremely efficient during Friday's blowout win. His 18 points and 30 minutes played were both career highs for the rookie. The Tennessee product also drained his third and fourth career three-pointers. With Marcus Smart (eye) and Gordon Hayward (foot) battling injuries, there is an opportunity for Williams to continue to see meaningful minutes off the bench. The Celtics will stay home for Sunday's match-up with Terry Rozier and the Hornets.

December 19, 2019 07:56 AM
Celtics' Grant Williams: Sees 22 minutes of run in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams posted seven points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one steal across a whopping 24 minutes in Wednesday's 109-103 win in Dallas.

With Gordon Hayward (foot) out, Semi Ojeleye received the spot start, but it was Williams who saw the extended run on the court. Wednesday's 24 minutes of playing time was his second largest allotment this season. Williams will never light up the box score, but he delivers the little things that make coaches happy. The rookie is excellent at defensive switches, extra hockey passes, and hard-nosed picks. Williams also drained his second career three pointer. With Hayward, Marcus Smart (eye), Robert Williams (hip) and Vincent Poirier (finger) all fighting injuries, Williams may continue to see big minutes.

December 9, 2019 10:20 PM
Celtics' Grant Williams: Drains first three-pointer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams produced three points (1-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt), one rebound and one assist over 13 minutes in Monday's 110-88 home win over Cleveland.

After missing the first 25 three point attempts of his NBA career, Williams finally drained a jumper from three land during Monday's blowout home win over the Cavs. And, frankly, the Boston bench reaction was hysterical. Williams' minutes will probably stay small with the return of Gordon Hayward (hand). Rookies Williams and Carson Edwards are still struggling to find their roles for a Boston team that is still undefeated (10-0) at home. The C's now travel to Indiana for Wednesday's match-up with the Pacers.

December 4, 2019 07:12 PM
Celtics' Grant Williams: Enters starting five
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is starting Wednesday against the Heat, Abby Chin of NBC Sports Boston reports.

With Marcus Smart (oblique/illness) unavailable, Williams will join Boston's starting five for the first time all season. When seeing at least 20 minutes this season, the rookie is averaging 5.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

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