October 2, 2019, 9:23 pmGrant WilliamsPF, Boston Celtics
In an interview Wednesday, Grant Williams talked about wanting to prove his capabilities of guarding on the perimeter and shoot open outside shots.
Willimas is a bit of a forgotten guy when people consider rookies who could see solid rotation minutes in their first year. With backup minutes available at the wing, it sounds like Williams is working on the right skillset to compete for opprotunities there. With the potential to flash an NBA-ready game, Williams could have moderate deep-league appeal if he is able to fill some of those open minutes.
September 16, 2019, 4:28 pmSemi OjeleyePF, Boston Celtics
Semi Ojeleye could compete with Grant Williams for more minutes at forward for the Celtics, according to Jay King of The Athletic.
Ojeleye only played 10 minutes per game for the Celtics last season but improved his field-goal shooting to 42 percent. He has shown some defensive prowess but could use more consistency in his perimeter shooting. Ojeleye is unlikely to contribute much for standard league owners.
Source: Jay King of The Athletic
July 12, 2019, 12:35 amGrant WilliamsPF, Boston Celtics
Grant Williams scored 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting with four 3-pointers, an assist and seven rebounds against the Grizzlies on Thursday.
Williams dominated this game on the offensive end of the floor and the amount of triples he was knocking down was a bit of a surprise. The seven fouls were a bit of a problem, but a lot of players just hack away in Summer League. He was always a solid scorer in college, but over his three year career he averaged 0.3 3PTM on .291 shooting. If the 3-point shooting is real, he'll stick around.
July 9, 2019, 10:33 pmGrant WilliamsPF, Boston Celtics
Grant Williams was efficient on Tuesday night in Summer League play as he shot 6-for-12 from the floor and hit all four of his freebies, good for 16 points to go with eight rebounds, an assist and two steals in 29 minutes.
Williams got the start tonight and his line shows the all-around type of game (he attempted four 3-pointers) he could bring as an older rookie. He won't get big minutes this coming season, but don't be surprised if he's a regular.
June 20, 2019, 9:58 pmGrant WilliamsPF, Boston Celtics
The Celtics have selected Grant Williams with the 22nd pick in the NBA draft.
Williams is perhaps one of the most NBA-ready players in this draft, so the Celtics are still looking with a win-now mentality by selecting Williams. Williams was a two-time SEC Player of the Year and a consensus All-American for the 2018-19 season. He averaged 18.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks last season on 56.4-percent shooting. Depending on his role with the Celtics, he could have some deep-league appeal as a rebounder and shot blocker.