Robert Williams III
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Robert Williams III scored 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 FT) while adding seven rebounds and three blocked shots in 14 minutes against Memphis Tuesday night.
Williams III saw 14 minutes of action on Tuesday night as the Celtics had the opportunity to rest some of their regulars. Williams III was productive in the time that he played but will still be competing for minutes with other Celtics big men such as Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter going forward.
Robert Williams III scored 18 points (7-7 FG, 4-4 FT) with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, and three blocks in Wednesday's big 149-115 win over the Nets.
This game got out of hand fast, and Williams made the most of his opportunity down the stretch in the second half. In the little we've seen of Williams in his first two NBA seasons, he's shown a knack for finishing around the rim and blocking shots, two things he was able to do with ease in tonight's game. This was the first real court time we've seen from Williams in the re-start, but unless it's a blowout, don't expect too many similar performances from the second-year big man.
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens told reporters on Sunday that F/C Robert Williams III is a “full go” for the 2019-20 season restart at Walt Disney World.
The former 2018 first-round pick out of Texas A&M started showing major signs of improvement this season, particularly on the defensive end of the floor. Marcus Smart said of his teammate, "no offense to the other guys on our team, it's just Rob is a different type of freak of nature when it comes to athleticism and ability to go and change shots at the rim." Despite battling injuries this season, Williams has played in 23 games for the Celtics, averaging 4.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 0.9 steals, and 1.2 blocks in just 14 minutes of action. Keep Williams on your radar for DFS purposes as the blocks and steals could provide a nice boost to your lineups.
The Boston Celtics on Twitter have listed Robert Williams III as probable for Tuesday’s game with the Pacers due to a lower back strain.
Williams injured his lower back in Sunday’s contest with the Thunder. Williams can be left on waiver wires as he is getting minimal playing time for now. Williams would need injuries to Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter to become relevant.
Robert Williams suffered some contact under the basket on Sunday and went to the locker room before returning to the bench in the fourth quarter.
Williams finished the game with six points, five boards, a steal, and a block. There have been no updates on the severity of the injury but fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates concerning the second-year big man.