Boston Celtics reached the NBA Finals last season and obviously they will want to keep key figures of the roster to the team for the long run. Forward Grant Williams, who played a big role in the series vs the Bucks in the playoffs, is optimistic he’ll get an extension.
Speaking to Jared Weiss of The Athletic, Williams said that both sides want to reach to an agreement. Williams stated his only goal is to win titles with the Celtics and help the team reach its goals.
“Just making sure that the extension works for both sides. My number one focus is winning,” says Williams (h/t Hoopshype). “You take care of the good guys. You take care of the guys that provide value to your team, both on and off the floor.
I feel like the Celtics are feeling the same way. I’m not too stressed about the negotiations because I feel like both parties want to get a deal done.”
Grant Williams was a steady contributor during the regular season for the Celtics averaging 7.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists on 41 percent shooting from beyond the arc and 47.5 percent from the field.
Weiss reports that Boston has already started extension talks with Williams, who displayed his value during the team’s run to the NBA Finals. He provided an injection of energy from the bench with his versatility and his three-point shooting.
He shot 39.3% from three-point range during this year’s playoffs and had some big games in the process, including a Game 7 masterful performance against the Milwaukee Bucks. He scored a career-high 27 points in addition to six rebounds and two blocks.