The 2018 first-round pick has logged 10 minutes apiece in his first two exhibitions, with Sunday's performance figuring his first pair of successful shots from the field. Williams is expected to be brought along slowly due to his knee tendinitis issues during his rookie campaign as per recent comments from President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge, so his workload over the first pair of games could more or less be the norm for the duration of preseason.
Head coach Brad Stevens said he expects everybody, including Williams (knee), to be a "full go" when training camp opens Tuesday, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
Williams missed all but one summer league contest back in July due to knee soreness, but was never expected to miss any time in camp. Coach Stevens' announcement confirms that sentiment and the 27th overall pick out of Texas A&M should be ready to roll without restrictions in his first NBA training camp. Considering the Celtics depth across the roster, Williams doesn't have a clear path to playing time during his rookie season and will likely remain well of the radar in the majority of fantasy formats.
Williams (knee) recently said his knee is "feeling way, way better" and he expects to be a full go prior to the start of training camp, Chris Forsberg of ESPN reports.
Williams saw action in just one summer league contest for the Celtics in July before being shut down with some soreness in his knee. However, that pain has apparently lessened in recent weeks and at this point, the rookie expects to be ready to go for training camp. While that's good news overall, Williams is still going to be buried on the depth chart to start the year, so don't expect him to see significant minutes early on.
Williams (knee) will not play in Sunday's summer league game against the Trail Blazers, Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe reports.
It's not a huge surprise to see the Celtics continue to hold Williams out while he nurses a sore knee. It seems pretty safe to say that regardless of how far Boston advances in the summer league, Williams will remain on the sideline as a precautionary measure.
Williams (knee) is out for Saturday's summer league contest against the Heat, Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe reports.
Williams' sore knee continues to keep him off the floor. At this rate, it seems like the next time we'll see the big man will be during the preseason.
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