Williams managed 16 points (6-12 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds, one assist and two steals across 29 minutes in the Celtics' 95-82 win over the Nuggets in a Las Vegas Summer League game Tuesday.
The 2019 first-round pick was in fine form once again, with his scoring total pacing Boston's first unit. Williams also co-led the starters in rebounds, and both of his tallies Tuesday were his best over the first three games of summer league play.
Williams went for 12 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks in 19 minutes during Saturday's 96-82 win over the 76ers.
Williams was very impressive in his summer league debut, contributing across every category while showing touch from beyond the arc. The experienced power forward could carve out a considerable role for himself sooner rather than later given the team's drastic makeover this offseason, but Boston's overall depth may also make it tough for him to rack up steady counting stats as a rookie. Nevertheless, he'll look to continue improving and making his case for playing time as the summer league rolls on.
Williams was selected by the Celtics with the 22nd overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Williams, a junior out of Tennessee, is a two-time SEC Player of the Year. In conference play last season, he averaged 18.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and a combined 2.4 steals/blocks. While he'll have to work on improving his outside shooting, the 6-foot-8 forward has plenty of experience carrying an offense and has flashed defensive upside as well.
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