Former Boston Celtics big man Robert Williams III could be moved ahead of the 2024 NBA trade deadline, according to recent reporting from Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes. On a recent episode of his “This League Uncut” podcast, Haynes related via MassLive’s Brian Robb that there “are some teams that are pondering making a move for Robert Williams.”
“Now, I know Robert Williams is out for the season,” related the B/R reporter. Even so, Haynes relates that the LSU alum is a player “teams feel … would be somebody that could get on the cheap right now and allow him to continue recovering”.
Those clubs may do so “in hopes that he can blossom back into the Robert Williams that we’ve seen when he was playing at a high level” with Boston as a sort of “pre-agency.”
— The Celtics Wire (@TheCelticsWire) January 23, 2024
The idea that Timelord’s current status as damaged goods might be a way to get the Louisiana native more cheaply is not without risk, though, should Williams’ extensive injury history continue to prove chronic.
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