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March 29, 2019, 5:48 pmAl HorfordF/C, Boston Celtics
Al Horford (left knee soreness) and Robert Williams (bruised lower back) will be available to play against the Pacers on Friday.
Horford should be locked in your lineups while Williams can be left on the waivers.
Source: Brian Robb on Twitter
February 8, 2019, 3:34 pmDaniel TheisF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis (sore left knee) is being called questionable to play vs. the Clippers on Saturday.
Theis has been delivering low-usage top-80 9-cat value over the last two weeks with Aron Baynes (left foot contusion) out. If he can’t go we might see Robert Williams (back) if he’s healthy enough to play or the Celtics might elect to go small vs. the Clippers.
Source: Celtics on Twitter
October 14, 2018, 2:53 pmRobert WilliamsC, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams was able to practice on Sunday after missing the previous two days with an illness.
Williams was a nice find for the Celtics in the draft but would need an injury or two to find fantasy value this season.
Source: Abby Chin on Twitter
September 25, 2018, 7:28 pmRobert WilliamsC, Boston Celtics
Rookie Robert Williams will play in Friday's preseason game.
Williams sat out Tuesday's scrimmage to help manage his workload after he battled knee tendinitis during the offseason. He has been cleared for 5-on-5 however, so only a setback would keep him out of the team's first preseason game. Dynasty players should be watching that one closely.
Source: Jared Weiss on Twitter
September 24, 2018, 12:50 pmRobert WilliamsC, Boston Celtics
Aron Baynes praised rookie center Robert Williams dedication Monday.
“I’ve seen a lot of dedication… maybe not from the first day, but since then.” Williams slipped in the draft after character concerns and missed his first meeting after sleeping in, but has seemingly flipped a switch ever since. Coaches had been giving Williams praise earlier in the summer, and Boston is the perfect place for him to develop. Williams had been dealing with knee tendinitis and a contusion since the first game of Summer League but is now back to playing five-on-five. The talent is there to become an impact, rim-running center, but he is not likely to be a fantasy contributor as a rookie.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
September 5, 2018, 4:59 pmRobert WilliamsC, Boston Celtics
The Celtics first round pick, Robert Williams, has been dealing with knee tendinitis but is progressing and hopes to be cleared for 5-on-5 by training camp.
Williams fell far in the draft due to character and work ethic concerns but has the potential to be an impact, rim-running center. He has been working on conditioning along with strengthening his knee and said it has "been coming good so far." Even if healthy, Williams won't have much value as a rookie unless the Celtics are forced to play him due to injury.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
August 12, 2018, 12:29 pmRobert WilliamsC, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams said that the knee that kept him out of most of Summer League is feeling better.
He also said that he should be ready for training camp. It's been a strange start to Williams' Celtics career between the injury and some embarrassing off-court stuff, but the Celtics were happy to land him so late in the first round. While Williams is a great long-term prospect as an athletic rim-runner, fantasy owners in re-draft formats can look elsewhere for production considering Boston's depth at the five spot.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
July 13, 2018, 9:28 pmRobert WilliamsC, Boston Celtics
Celtics' rookie Robert Williams has apparently lost his wallet twice since being drafted (it was found and returned by other Celtics personnel each time).
Williams, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, fell in the draft due to concerns over his focus and consistency, and as the summer rolls on we're seeing why. Roberts overslept his first conference call with the Celtics, then missed his flight to Boston for Summer League practice. Now we've learned that he misplaced his wallet twice over the span of month (neither times in El Segundo). These constant lapses of attention and commitment are alarming but that's why the Celtics were able to scoop him so late. Additionally, Williams has been dealing with popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES), a rare vascular disease where the muscles and tendons in the knees are placed in such a way they constrict the popliteal artery during exercise, restricting blood flow to the calf and feet. He certainly has his work cut out for him if he wants to stick in the league.
Source: The Score
July 10, 2018, 8:52 amRobert WilliamsC, Boston Celtics
Celtics’ rookie Robert Williams has an artery condition in both of his legs called popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES).
This is a rare vascular disease where the muscles and tendons in the knees are placed in such a way they constrict the popliteal artery during exercise, restricting blood flow to the calf and feet. The result can be numbness or cramps for the athlete. NBA teams, including the Celtics, were aware of Williams' condition at the time of the draft as the rookie has been playing with the condition for years. The team will regularly monitor his PAES and there are no current plans for Williams to undergo surgery but that could happen down the line depending on his progress.
Source: Mass Live
July 8, 2018, 1:38 amRobert WilliamsPF, College
No. 27 overall pick PF Robert Williams (knee) said he will play in Monday's Summer League game against the Hornets.
Williams has been champing at the bit after missing a media call and flight, followed by the minor left knee contusion that's held him out. Look for him to put out a big effort to try and alleviate concerns about his makeup so early in his career.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
July 7, 2018, 11:04 pmRobert WilliamsPF, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams (knee) will not play in Saturday's Summer League game against the Nuggets.
Williams' rocky first month in the NBA continues and hopefully he'll be able to get back on the floor during Summer League so he can start to turn the page on unexcused absences and the like.
July 6, 2018, 8:55 pmRobert WilliamsC, Boston Celtics
Rookie Robert Williams was diagnosed with a left knee contusion and will not return to Friday's game against the Sixers.
Williams banged knees with another player in the third quarter and finished with six points and two rebounds in his six minutes. He's had a quite inauspicious start to his career but we hope it's not too bad and just a precautionary step from the Celtics.
Source: Mark Murphy on Twitter
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