Friday, November 2, 2018

Celtics assign first-round pick Robert Williams to G-League

Prior to Boston's first five-game road trip of the season, the Celtics have sent first-round pick Robert Williams to the Maine Red Claws.

With the NBA's G-League set to tip off its regular season on Friday night, Williams will join Boston's minor league squad just in time for its first game. When Stevens talked about the loss of Daniel Theis and how the return of Aron Baynes was fitting for his front court, he was asked about the possibility of seeing Williams on the floor more often.
"I don't see him and Baynes will play much together," Stevens explained. "He can certainly play with Al [Horford] some, as Al shifts to the four, Baynes can play with Al some but then again that knocks somebody else out of somebody's minutes out."
This move will give Williams plenty of time on the floor as a member of the Red Claws. The Celtics are content with the progress he's made so far, and see a bright future ahead, according to coach Stevens.
"We're thrilled with the progress he's made and we do think as time goes on he can really help us. He's got a great attitude about everything and I think he's recognized, I think, he's learned a lot from Al and Baynes and Daniel [Theis]. But as you know, it can all change."

Josue Pav√≥n

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