Boston’s Robert Williams III taken 11th in 2018 NBA redraft
Even after his recent struggles with injury, Boston Celtics big man Robert Williams III has found himself jumping up a re-draft of his 2018 cohort in a recent article by Hoops Hype’s Frank Urbina, Raul Barrigon and Jorge Sierra.
Per Hoops Hype, the Timelord jumps 16 spots from 27th to 11th. Concerns about injuries in his future caused the Texas A&M standout to fall to the Celtics at the time.
“Celtics big man Robert Williams was considered a development project when he was taken late in the 2018 first round, a job Boston undertook quite well, with Williams now performing like one of the best defensive centers in the league,” writes H/H.
“Williams can score out of the pick-and-roll, around the paint mostly at a very efficient level, and is averaging an impressive 1.7 blocks in his NBA career to this point,” they add.
Improving his diet and flexibility through eating well and doing yoga — now a staple of athletes in the Association — the Centenary College alum added years to his time in the league. https://t.co/THyATk9hrP
— The Celtics Wire (@TheCelticsWire) February 25, 2023
Just ahead of now-12th pick Collin Sexton, and just behind Gary Trent, Jr., this number might seem a bit low given what Timelord can do when healthy.
But healthy is the key word, and after several absences for surgeries on his knee, this range for Williams is very defensible in our opinion.
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