September 10, 2020, 1:28 amBrad WanamakerPG, Boston Celtics
Brad Wanamaker led the Celtics' bench mob in playing time with 18 minutes in Wednesday's Game 6 loss.
Wanamaker ended with just six points, two rebounds and two assists. After a series of impressive games, Robert Williams III played just eight minutes as Brad Stevens preferred to go with Daniel Theis' experience in a tense Game 6. Grant Williams and Semi Ojeleye spent just seven and four minutes on the court respectively. Based on this game, there is a good chance most of these guys don't see the court in Game 7 as Stevens goes to a 5 or 6 man rotation to try and close things out.
September 3, 2020, 5:05 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams suffered no lasting impact after taking a hard fall during Tuesday's victory over the Raptors, according to Brad Stevens.
Williams provided plenty of energy off the bench during the Game 2 victory. scoring 10 points in the first quarter alone. He took a hard fall during that period and although he was able to return to the court, he did receive treatment to his back during the game. Enes Kanter is yet to play in the series and it appears as though Williams is going to play the bulk of the backup minutes moving forward.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
September 1, 2020, 9:15 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams III was productive off the bench in Game 2 on Tuesday, finishing with 11 points, four rebounds and one block.
Williams picked up just over 17 minutes off the bench in his backup center role and was extremely effective, particularly in the first half. He finished 5-for-5 from the field and was a stalwart on the defensive end for coach Brad Stevens. Williams was inside the top-200 on a per-game basis but will struggle to be relevant for fantasy purposes if he's only getting 13.4 mpg like he did this season. He is definitely trending up though.
August 30, 2020, 3:45 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams put up 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks in Sunday's win over the Raptors, hitting all five of his shots for good measure.
Williams' shots are pretty much all dunks so it's not to be unexpected, but it was nice to see nonetheless. His length and rim protection are going to be important in this series and it's no surprise that he got the call today while Enes Kanter was a DNP-CD. That should be the norm unless the Raptors decide to crash for offensive rebounds.
August 17, 2020, 10:30 pmGordon HaywardSF, Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward (right ankle sprain) left Monday's game early and will undergo an MRI.
Hayward landed on the foot of Daniel Theis while playing defense. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens was unsure of the injury's severity. However, he was seen using crutches after the game. Robert Williams, Enes Kanter, and Grant Williams could pick up some minutes if Hayward misses time.
Source: NBC Sports
August 12, 2020, 4:58 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis (right foot soreness) will miss the team's last regular season game on Thursday vs. Washington.
The Celtics are resting their six primary players on Thursday, although some are being listed as out with injuries. We can assume that none of these injuries would hold these guys out of a playoff game. Theis can be safely dropped in resumption leagues with this report. Robert Williams and Enes Kanter will be intriguing options on Thursday.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
August 11, 2020, 9:07 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams III picked up three blocks on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies, scoring 10 points (4-of-8 FG) and recording seven rebounds as well.
Williams was out there for 14.0 minutes on Tuesday. That's right at his season average (13.6 mpg) but he only average 5 points per contest in 2019-20, so the scoring was there in this one. This was one of Williams' better performances of the season and he's been playing quite well in the bubble. That being said, he likely won't see a very large uptick in minutes in 2020-21.
August 10, 2020, 5:58 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis (right foot soreness) is deemed probable to face the Grizzlies on Tuesday.
Coming off perhaps his least impressive performance of the bubble so far, Theis has popped up on the injury report. There has been no indication the injury is going to be a long-term issue but if he does miss the game, both Enes Kanter and Robert Williams stand to gain the most.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 5, 2020, 11:42 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams III took advantage of some garbage-time minutes on Wednesday and pounded the injury-plagued Nets with 18 points on perfect 7-of-7 shooting from the field and 4-of-4 shooting from the line.
Williams also added five rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks to his line for the night. Again, this impressive performance was partly due to opportunities that opened up given the blowout nature of the game. That said, Williams makes for an exciting dynasty-league stash at the moment.
July 28, 2020, 10:43 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams drew the start in Tuesday's scrimmage finale but didn't do much with it, posting 12 points with three rebounds and no blocks in 23 minutes.
Williams was a standard-league player at times this past season, though his best production came when one of Boston's other centers was out of the lineup. Despite both Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter sitting out tonight, Williams was unable to make much of an impression in the box score. He could be a matchup option down the stretch for the Celtics but he's not an appealing fantasy play despite his elite potential in blocks. There's just not enough security in his playing time.
July 24, 2020, 8:15 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams III, who last played for the Celtics on March 9 and was dealing with back strain, looked good in just under 12 minutes of action on Friday and produced seven points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Williams has bee an intriguing rookie, but only played 37 games in 2019-20 due to a hip bone edema. It's unlikely that he'll see a lot of run in the resumption of the league but remains a solid hold in dynasty leagues out there.
July 7, 2020, 5:04 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams had a productive second season in the NBA despite a 37-game absence due to a hip bone edema, finishing with top-195/175 per-game value in 8/9-cat formats.
Williams was actually up close to the top-150 before he returned from his injury to a more limited role behind a resurgent Enes Kanter and a breakout campaign from Daniel Theis. The Time Lord needed just 14.0 mpg to come away with 1.2 blocks and 0.9 steals per contest, while also shooting a sterling .677 from the floor (albeit on low volume). It's clear that Williams already boasts block specialist appeal and if the Celtics reshuffle the frontcourt this offseason then he may make for a nice late-round flier type next year.
March 9, 2020, 4:44 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams (back strain) is probable to play in Tuesday's tilt vs. the Pacers.
Williams is third on the depth chart behind Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter. He can be left on the waiver wire in standard leagues. However, he has shown that he has the potential to be a blocks specialist if he ever locks down a bigger role. He is a name to watch as he continues to work on his craft as this is only his second season in the league.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
March 8, 2020, 8:08 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams went to the locker room on Sunday during the fourth quarter against the Thunder.
Williams wanted to stay in the game but the training staff convinced him to get the issue checked out. It's not clear what the injury was, but Williams was able to jog off the floor. As the game is nearing its conclusion he is likely done for the night.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
March 3, 2020, 11:07 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams returned to action with 10 points (3-of-3 FGs, 4-of-7 FTs), three rebounds and a steal in 10 minutes vs. the Nets on Tuesday.
Robert Williams last played nearly three months ago, so he has plenty of rust to knock off. The Celtics did play him for much of the fourth quarter while the game was close, so there’s hope that they consider him their backup center or possibly their best defensive option there. He’s just a player to watch for now, but his field goal percentage and ability to block shots could be useful if he can get near 20 minutes per game.