By now, the near-legendary status of his entry into the NBA in that capacity has been eclipsed by the steady reliability of the Tennessee product as a power forward on a team without any clearly-defined candidates for such a role. Veteran big man Al Horford may prefer to play it, but Boston has been at its best this season with the Florida product at the 5 — and more importantly when Williams is bombing open looks while sharing floor time with the starters.
This has not been lost on former coach and current team president Brad Stevens, who recently had a lot to say about how the Charlotte native “has taken his biggest leap” in a recent article from the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach.
Robert Williams III has shown flashes of brilliance on both ends — does he need a bigger role? https://t.co/gZrkksIg5u
— The Celtics Wire (@TheCelticsWire) January 2, 2022