Robert Williams III

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  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams has been placed in concussion protocol, though he was riding a stationary bike at Thursday's practice.

    Williams left Tuesday's game after getting hit in the head with an errant elbow from Kevin Love. He was competing for the starting center spot but that seems likely to go to Daniel Theis now. Williams will be an excellent source of blocks in deeper leagues but he's not someone that needs to be drafted in 12-team formats.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    After taking a blow to the head, Robert Williams will sit out the rest of the game on Tuesday against the Cavs.

    Kevin Love gave an elbow to Williams' head, resulting in him coming out and sitting on the bench. The Celtics quickly ruled him out for the rest of the game with concussion-like symptoms. Williams will be re-evaluated for a concussion Wednesday in Boston.

    Source: Celtics on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams will start Tuesday against the Cavs alongside Brad Wanamaker, Carsen Edwards, Semi Ojeleye and Grant Williams.

    Willaims gets his crack in the starting Celtics C carousel tonight after playing just 11 minutes on Sunday. There are a lot of cheap options to choose from on the Celtics for tonight's three-game DFS slate.

    Source: Celtics on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams only played 11 minutes on Sunday but he still picked up eight points, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

    Brad Stevens said that center could be a rotating position for the Celtics, so performances like these will help Williams' case even if he's unlikely to start. Deep-league managers should be eyeing Williams as a blocks specialist while he'll hold streaming appeal in shallow formats based on matchups.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams (right groin soreness) is good to go for Friday's preseason game with the Magic.

    Williams will come off the bench tonight but it's good to see him playing, even if he was already tagged as probable. He's battling Daniel Theis (who is starting tonight) for playing time and would be a great blocks specialist if he can crack the rotation.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams (groin) and Daniel Theis (left hip) are both probable for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    Williams and Theis are in competition for the center spot along with Enes Kanter with Kanter's role being the most secure. It will be interesting to see how the rotation shakes out over the next couple of weeks. Kanter is the only player to look at in standard redraft leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams missed practice on Tuesday due to a tweaked groin.

    The injury doesn't sound too serious and Williams could be back soon. Williams is on the deep-league radar for his potential in blocks should he find himself more minutes.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    According to Tom Westerholm of MassLive, he believes starting Robert Williams would be more beneficial to the Celtics.

    Enes Kanter is currently the projected starting center for the Celtics. He was a key acquisition this offseason along with Kemba Walker. Kanter has had his struggles on the defensive end which is where Williams might be able to fill the void. Keep an eye out on how many minutes coach Brad Stevens elects to play Williams, as he could be a good source of blocks.

    Source: MassLive

  • Daniel Theis
    PF, Boston Celtics

    According to Jay King, the Celtics could deploy Daniel Theis at center late in games when the team prioritizes quickness.

    King also mentioned Robert Williams and Vincent Poirier as rotation big men. Theis only averaged 13.8 minutes per game last season, but he may be worth monitoring as the season progresses.

    Source: Jay King of The Athletic

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting while adding a game-high 16 rebounds to go with four assists and a block in Thursday's 113-87 clobbering of the Grizzlies.

    The Time Lord has arrived. He's always been a per-minute monster similar to Mitchell Robinson on the Knicks and there's honestly not much reason for him to be playing in the Summer League. He's got loads of talent and all he has to do is put together the pieces off the court to do some damage in the big leagues.

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams (right hip contusion) is expected to play on Thursday.

    Williams sat out on Tuesday after being a game-time decision. He averaged 1.3 blocks in only 9.1 mpg last season, so fantasy owners should be on the lookout for Williams' playing time as his role grows this season.

    Source: Adam Himmelsbach on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Celtics assistant Scott Morrison says Robert Williams (right hip contusion) was a game-time decision on Tuesday and with the team off on Wednesday, they're hoping he'll be "good to go" for Thursday.

    It would be great to see a few more Summer League games from Williams, who should be in line for a greatly-increased role this coming season. Enes Kanter has never averaged over 29 minutes per game in his career and is slated to start at center, so there's a chance Williams gets near 20 minutes if he shows he's ready. And in case you're not sure why that matters much, he averaged 5.1 blocks per 36 minutes in his rookie season.

    Source: Boston.com

  • Robert Williams III
    C/F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams started Tuesday's season finale victory against the Wizards and totaled two points, 11 boards, one assist, one steal and three blocks in 29 minutes of action.

    Williams getting drafted to the Celtics was a match made in heaven. The talent is there, but he needed to get his mentality and focus locked down before being able to assert himself in the league. Throughout the season he showed his defensive and rim-running capabilities when he got the chance as he averaged 1.2 blocks in just over eight minutes per game. He was outside the top-300 in 8-cat and will finish around 275th in 9-cat, but he's more about the future. He should be ready to rock in a year or two when Al Horford's contract is up.

  • Robert Williams III
    C/F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams III (lower back contusion) will enter the starting lineup for Tuesday's game with the Wizards.

    Williams is a cheap dart throw tonight with a starting spot and presumably plenty of minutes coming his way. Play him at your own discretion.

    Source: Cltics on Twitter