Grant Williams
Grant Williams
21-Year-Old ForwardF
Boston Celtics
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Grant Williams, the 22nd pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, has "Glue Guy" written all over him. No one questions Williams' team-first attitude. The concern is his size. At 6-foot-7, can Williams legitimately play power forward in the Association? His 7.5 rebounds per game during his last Vol season certainly look appealing to a Boston squad that's struggled on the boards. With the departure of both Al Horford and Aron Baynes, big-man minutes are certainly available, even with the addition of Enes Kanter. Boston did retain Daniel Theis, but he's had injury issues during both his prior Celtics seasons. Long-term, Boston would love for Williams to evolve into an effective inside presence, guarding bigs and cleaning the glass, while allowing the more dynamic Jayson Tatum or Gordon Hayward to work outside the key. Expecting that to occur during Williams' rookie season is probably asking too much, though. Expect Boston to bring their young Williams bigs (Grant and Robert) along slowly while they learn the subtleties of coach Brad Stevens' system. A slower approach would also grant Williams time to improve his catch-and-shoot three-pointer, something he showed potential with during college, draining 33 percent of his treys his final collegiate season. Playing time will be inconsistent for Williams, but the opportunity to shine does exist. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $4.88 million contract with the Celtics in July of 2019.
Moves to bench
FBoston Celtics
January 26, 2020
Williams is coming off the bench Sunday against the Pelicans.
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The Celtics get Jaylen Brown back Sunday, but they're without Jayson Tatum, so there was a chance Williams could make another start. However, Brad Stevens opted to go with Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Brown, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis as his first five.
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Enters starting five
FBoston Celtics
January 24, 2020
Williams will start Friday against Orlando, Marc D'Amico of the Celtics' official site reports.
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Drawing second career start
FBoston Celtics
January 18, 2020
Williams will start Saturday's game against the Suns, voice of the Boston Celtics Sean Grande reports.
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Limited contributions in win
FBoston Celtics
January 5, 2020
Williams had three points (1-3 FG, 1-2 3PT), three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 17 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 111-104 win at Chicago.
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Invisible in Tuesday's win
FBoston Celtics
December 31, 2019
Williams had just two rebounds in nine minutes during Tuesday's 109-92 victory over Charlotte.
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Career-high 18 points in win
FBoston Celtics
December 20, 2019
Williams generated 18 points (8-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt), three rebounds and one block across 30 minutes in Friday's 114-93 home win over the Pistons.
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