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September 12, 2020 09:32 PM
Celtics' Robert Williams: Provides boost in Game 7 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams came of the bench and provided four points and six boards over 18 minutes in Friday's 92-87 Game 7 win over the Raptors.

Starting center Daniel Theis was in foul trouble for much of the game, which necessitated big minutes from Robert and Grant Williams. The taller Robert Williams played more minutes than Grant, but it was Grant Williams who saw crucial fourth-quarter minutes when Theis fouled out. Still, Robert Williams was energetic on the boards and played solid defense that led to a plus/minus ratio of plus-7. The second-year pro and his Celtic teammates will now move on to play Miami on Tuesday in the Eastern Conference finals.

September 2, 2020 11:24 AM
Celtics' Robert Williams: Scores 10 in first half
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams generated 11 points (5-5 FG, 1-2 FT), four rebounds and one block over 19 minutes in Tuesday's Game 2 win over the Raptors.

Williams was perfect from the field and scored 10 of his 11 points in the first half. On a first half put-back dunk, the reserve center landed awkwardly on his lower back and was seen on the bench with an ice pack wrapped around his lower torso. Williams returned later for more court action, but he wasn't his explosive self. Fellow reserve center Enes Kanter spent the entire game on the bench. Regardless, Boston still out-rebounded Toronto 44-41. Assuming no back problems, it certainly appears that Williams has passed Kanter on the depth chart for this series.

August 18, 2020 11:56 AM
Celtics' Robert Williams: Grabs six boards in Game 1 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams generated two points (1-4 FG), six rebounds and one assist over 13 minutes in Monday's 109-101 Game 1 win over Philadelphia.

Coach Brad Stevens decided to play the second-year big man every time Philly rested Joel Embiid and shifted Al Horford to center. Williams brought high-energy to the court, but he missed a few close-to-the-basket shot attempts. Stevens clearly prefers to have Daniel Theis or Enes Kanter bang against Embiid. Monday marked Williams' fourth career playoff game. Expect similar minutes from the young big man in Wednesday's Game 2 contest.

August 13, 2020 03:28 PM
Celtics' Robert Williams: Plays only six minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams played just six minutes in Thursday's loss to Washington.

Williams managed six points on 3-of-3 shooting, but his time on the floor was limited, which is a good sign as the playoffs approach. Daniel Theis will function as the Celtics' starting center, but Williams appears to have worked his way into the backup role.

August 13, 2020 12:00 AM
Celtics' Robert Williams: Plays 14 minutes in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams produced 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and three blocks in Tuesday's 122-107 win over the Grizzlies.

After beginning the Orlando restart with three straight DNP's, Williams has now averaged 14.8 minutes, 11.5 points and 4.8 rebounds over the past four contests. The young reserve big man has also shot 82.6 percent from the field over that stretch. Williams and Enes Kanter have recently supplied quality minutes off the bench, allowing coach Brad Stevens to rest starter Daniel Theis, who only played 18 minutes during Tuesday's victory. Over 28 appearances for the season, Williams now has five games with three or more blocks. Boston has now won four straight. Williams could see extended run Thursday versus Washington if Stevens decides to rest his starters before the playoffs.

August 6, 2020 11:12 AM
Celtics' Robert Williams: Explodes for 18 points in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams put up 18 points (7-7 FG, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, two assists, three blocks and a steal in just 19 minutes in Wednesday's 149-115 win over the Nets.

The 18 points were a career high for the young center, who hadn't played in Boston's first three games since the restart. This game was a blowout from the second quarter on, which allowed coach Brad Stevens to give significant minutes to many of his reserves. Still, Williams was so efficient from the field that he certainly deserved the extra run. Both teams were playing in the second of back-to-backs, with the Celtics having something to prove after losing to the Heat. Don't expect another 19 minutes for Williams when Boston faces the Raptors on Friday.

July 25, 2020 04:12 PM
Celtics' Robert Williams: Plays 11 minutes during scrimmage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams produced seven points (3-5 FG, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one steal over 11 minutes of run during Friday's 98-84 scrimmage loss to OKC.

A hip injury forced the young center to miss almost all of December through February. Williams returned for four games in early March, only to then face the sports stoppage. So it's a joy to see the big fella crashing the boards and intimidating shots in Orlando. Some view the 22-year-old as Boston's defensive secret weapon for the Orlando play-in games. Expect coach Brad Stevens to experiment with Williams' rim protection before the playoffs start.

March 10, 2020 09:48 PM
Celtics' Robert Williams: Not part of rotation versus Indiana
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (coach's decision) didn't see the court during Tuesday's 114-111 win over the Pacers.

Williams had been listed as probable due to a back sprain but didn't end up taking the court in this one. He continues to provide decent per-minute numbers when he is part of the rotation, but he rarely sees more than 10-to-15 minutes.

March 9, 2020 04:48 PM
Celtics' Robert Williams: Expects to play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is considered probable for Tuesday's game against Indiana due to a back strain.

The issue doesn't look to be anything of genuine concern, though Williams has been banged up for much of the season. He's played in each of the last four games, however, seeing an average of 13.5 minutes off the bench in that span.

March 4, 2020 10:16 PM
Celtics' Robert Williams: Swats three shots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams turned in six points (3-5 FG, 0-2 FT), five rebounds, three blocks and one steal in 14 minutes off the bench Wednesday in the Celtics' 112-106 win over the Cavaliers.

After a nearly three-month layoff due to a hip injury, Williams was cleared to play in the Celtics' overtime loss to the Rockets on Saturday, but he didn't see the court while Boston leaned on smaller lineups to better match up with Houston. Williams was able to find a spot in the rotation in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Nets, and his ability to play in the second half of the back-to-back set suggests the Celtics aren't overly concerned about his health at this point. Williams has shown the ability to put up some interesting defensive numbers on a per-minute basis during his two seasons in the league, but he's unlikely to push for 20 minutes most nights when both Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter are available.

February 29, 2020 12:00 PM
Celtics' Robert Williams: Unlikely to play much Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (hip) is unlikely to play much in Saturday's game against Houston according to coach Brad Stevens, Jay King of The Athletic reports.

While Williams' isn't anticipated to have a large role Saturday, it appears as though he'll be made available, as expected. The second-year center hasn't played since Dec. 6 due to a lingering hip injury. In 19 games prior to suffering the injury, Williams was averaging 3.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 blocks in 14.2 minutes per contest.

February 28, 2020 04:48 PM
Celtics' Robert Williams: Listed as probable for Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (hip) is probable for Saturday's game against the Rockets, Tom Westerholm of The Springfield Republican reports.

Williams was previously cleared to play, so his designation as probable might only be a formality. It's unclear what kind of workload he may carry in his first game back, but his presence will be useful for a Celtics team that is thin at the center position. In Williams' 19 appearances this season, he's averaging 3.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 1.1 assists in 14.2 minutes.

February 28, 2020 02:08 PM
Celtics' Robert Williams: Cleared to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (hip) has been cleared to play ahead of Saturday's game against the Rockets, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Williams has been sidelined since Dec. 9 due to a hip injury, and he's finally been cleared to return. It's unclear what kind of workload he may carry in his first game back, but his presence will be useful for a Celtics team that is thin at the center position. In Williams' 19 appearances this season, he's averaging 3.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 1.1 assists in 14.2 minutes.

February 27, 2020 05:56 PM
Celtics' Robert Williams: May play over weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said that Williams (hip) could be ready to return to action Saturday against the Rockets or shortly thereafter, Brian Robb of reports.

Williams remained in Boston while the Celtics wrapped up their four-game road trip Wednesday with a win over Utah, but it sounds like the big man could be a full participant -- or close to it -- when the team resumes practicing Friday. Given that he's been sidelined since early December with a left hip bone edema, Williams won't be pressed into a significant role if he suits up Sunday. Once he's deemed closer to full health, Williams could challenge Enes Kanter for the backup center job behind Daniel Theis, though coach Brad Stevens may just prefer to play the matchups with the two reserve big men rather than committing to one over the other.

February 20, 2020 10:36 AM
Celtics' Robert Williams: Still a week or two away
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (hip) was able to practice Wednesday but remains a week or two away from making a return to game action, Tim Bontemps of reports.

According to coach Brad Stevens, the plan for Williams is to "practice for the next week or two and continue to ramp things up," which indicates the team doesn't plan to bring him back before March. That said, the Celtics are encouraged by the progress he's made in his return from a sore left hip and could feasibly move up his timetable for return if he continues to impress in workouts. The team should provide more information about Williams' availability after the upcoming roadtrip.

February 13, 2020 12:16 PM
Celtics' Robert Williams: To resume workouts after break
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (hip) will resume working out with the Celtics during the team's first practice following the All-Star break.

A left hip injury has kept Williams out since Dec. 9, but it seems like a return is on the horizon. Considering how thin the Celtics' center depth is, his eventual re-integration into the rotation should be a welcome one. Prior to suffering the injury, Williams had appeared in 19 games, averaging 3.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 1.1 assists in 14.2 minutes.

February 11, 2020 12:48 AM
Celtics' Robert Williams: Missing another game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (hip) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against Houston.

Williams will miss his 32nd consecutive matchup due to a left hip issue. He took a step in the right direction Sunday by completing a full-contact workout, though he's evidently not yet ready for game action. His next opportunity to return comes Thursday against the Clippers.

February 9, 2020 03:00 PM
Celtics' Robert Williams: Takes major step in recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (hip) completed a full-contact workout Sunday, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reports.

Williams has been sidelined since Dec. 6 with the left hip injury and will remain out Sunday at Oklahoma City, but his ability to log a full workout offers hope that he might be able to return to game action before the All-Star break next weekend. Per Himmelsbach, Williams noted that his workout marked the first time since suffering the injury where he didn't have to limit the intensity or frequency of his jumping. He'll likely up his workload in the days to come before the Celtics pinpoint a target date for his return.

February 5, 2020 12:08 PM
Celtics' Robert Williams: Out indefinitely
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he hopes to have Williams (hip) back in practice before the All-Star break, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports.

Williams hasn't been available since early December due to a left hip issue, but he's slowly making progress, and the Celtics are holding out hope that he'll be able to get back on the floor within the next week. Even if that is the case, though, Williams likely won't be ready for game action until later in February, at the earliest.

January 22, 2020 12:32 PM
Celtics' Robert Williams III: Can run, evaluation coming Feb. 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (hip) was able to resume running Tuesday and will receive another scan/evaluation Feb. 4, at which point the medical staff hopes to have a better idea of when he can return to the lineup.

Williams is making steady progress in his recovery, but the assumption remains that he'll be out until after the All-Star break. We'll learn more once he's re-evaluated.

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