Grant Williams to serve as next first vice-president of NBPA

Boston Celtics big man Grant Williams was elected to serve as the first vice-president of the NBA’s Players Association. Williams is the second-ranking member of the NBPA behind CJ McCollum, the organization’s president. Williams replaces Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala.

Williams has served as one of the NBPA’s six VPs since 2021, alongside fellow Celtics Jaylen Brown and Malcolm Brogdon. The former Tennessee Vol will serve in this position for a four-year term.

Earlier this season, Williams suggested his role with the NBPA helps him better understand the complexities of contract negotiations. Williams and the Celtics did not agree to terms on an extension this fall, setting up restricted free agency this summer.

“It’s one of those things that you never want to take a bad deal for (anyone) around you,” Williams said.

“The role that I play as VP of the Player’s Association, you understand where the league is going in the future and where the league is currently at. For me, it wasn’t a matter of life-changing money, it was a matter of value, not only for this year, but for years to come.”

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