Woj: Robert WIlliams III agrees to 4-year, $54 million contract extension with Celtics

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Boston Celtics starting center Robert Williams III has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $54 million extension according to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski. The 23-year-old big man has continuously improved each season of his career while slowly making strides in his health and availability as well.

This on the heels of the $77.1 million Marcus Smart contract extension of the same duration shows a high degree of confidence in the internal development of the team, with Timelord likely seen as a key part of it moving forward. The deal places Williams among the top half of centers in the league in terms of compensation while still looking like a very solid value at an average of $13.5 million per season, providing a hedge against injury for both sides.

Should a blockbuster deal necessitate the painful decision to move on from the Texas A&M product, the deal should be an easy one to move based on his ability to warp opposing teams on both end of the court with his elite athleticism and savvy passing.

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The Louisiana native averaged 8 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.8 blocks in 18.9 minutes per game in 2020-21, career highs across the board.

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