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  • Robert Williams III
    C-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

  • Robert Williams III
    C-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

  • Robert Williams III
    C-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.

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams (left hip edema) is probable to return to the floor on Saturday when the Celtics face the Rockets.

    Williams has already been cleared to return to action and you can plan on him seeing some action when Saturday arrives. He's just a blocks specialist as he remains behind Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter for center minutes. If one of them succumbed to injury Williams could have some intrigue with a larger role, but for the moment he's just a player you stream for blocks or own in the deepest of leagues.

    Source: Chris Grenham on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams (left hip edema) has been cleared to return to action.

    Williams has been out since early December so the Celtics will ease him back into the rotation, likely starting tomorrow night. Daniel Theis should remain a solid standard-league option, though Williams may chip away at his current top-60 run to some extent. His role is likely safe as Boston's best all-around center, however. Enes Kanter, who has three outings of fewer than 10 minutes in his last six games, is in far more danger. As more of a matchup option when the Celtics are healthy, Kanter is very much on the borderline in standard formats. As for Williams, he remains a nice blocks specialist in most leagues as long as he's in the rotation.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams (left hip edema) could return to the rotation as early as this weekend, according to Danny Ainge.

    Williams has been out since early December but has been practicing with the team since the All-Star break. Danny Ainge said barring any setback Williams will return to the court as early as this weekend, or shortly thereafter. A Williams return could eat into the production of Daniel Theis, who has come on strong as of late, posting top-60 numbers over the last two weeks.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Brad Stevens said that Robert Williams (left hip edema) has looked good since returning to practice, and the scan at the end of the week will determine if he is good to return or not.

    Williams hasn't played since December 6th. When he returns to the floor, he'll enter into a timeshare with Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter, though Theis has earned the right at the lion's share of minutes right now. Owners starving for blocks should keep Williams on their radar.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams (left hip edema) will not play in the upcoming four-game road trip but hinted that he would return on February 29th vs. the Rockets.

    Williams said there are "No limitations on anything I'm doing" and said that he wants to "windmill every time" but has to "play it cautious a little bit". Williams looks to be ramping up and is likely to return in the next two weeks. Williams has low upside behind Enes Kanter and Daniel Theis in the rotation but can be a streamer for blocks when he returns.

    Source: A. Sherrod Blakely on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams (hip) participated in practice on Wednesday and felt good.

    The Celtics are encouraged by Williams' progress and plan to ramp him up in practice over the next 1-2 weeks. Williams will be behind Enes Kanter and Daniel Theis in the rotation and will only have appeal as a block specialist. Kanter and Theis will lose value when Williams enters the rotation. Theis is a top-70 player over the past month in 26 minutes per game while Kanter is outside the top-175 in 19 minutes per game. Theis will likely hold standard-league value and Kanter will remain a low-upside option in 16-team leagues.

    Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    The Celtics are planning on Robert Williams (left hip edema) practicing with the team right out of the All-Star break.

    Williams has recently begun taking contact and he could be able to get back on the floor quickly once he returns to practice. He'll be on the map as a blocks specialist, but the biggest impact may be the return to a three-man timeshare at the center spot in Boston. Williams, Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter all failed to gain much separation early in the year when everyone was healthy, and it would be tough for anyone to hold consistent standard-league value if that situation resumed.

    Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Boston Celtics

    Enes Kanter (right hip contusion) will start on Wednesday vs. the Magic.

    Kanter will start on Wednesday and should see extended run with Daniel Thies and Robert Williams out.

    Source: Boston.com Celtics News on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Brad Stevens told the media that Robert Williams will begin practicing after the All-Star break.

    Williams hasn't played since December 6. He hasn't played enough to merit fantasy ownership but at least seems to be on the right track for a return.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Boston Celtics

    Enes Kanter (right hip contusion) will be available for Wednesday's game.

    Kanter had previously been considered probable. With Daniel Theis and Robert Williams out, he's in a nice situation against the Magic.

    Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Boston Celtics

    Enes Kanter (right hip contusion) is being listed as probable ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Magic.

    This will be Kanter's second game back after a five-game absence. The Celtics will be without Daniel Theis and Robert Williams in this one, opening up ample minutes for Kanter. He may have been dropped in a few leagues and remains a nice pickup for rebounds, high percentages and double-digit points.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Daniel Theis
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Daniel Theis is listed as probable for Saturday's game with the Suns as he continues to recover from right knee soreness.

    Theis appears to be largely over the issue at this point, as he appeared in back-to-back games on Wednesday and Thursday. Moreover, his status has improved as he was listed as questionable earlier in the week. Pencil him in for late-round value as he shares time with Enes Kanter. Robert Williams III (left hip bone edema) is out so that could give Theis a little more run, but it will not make much of a difference.

    Source: Marc D'Amico on Twitter