Boston Celtics big man Robert Williams III battled a knee injury during the team’s run to the NBA Finals, but the issue will reportedly have no long-term effect on the center’s health.
According to Brian Robb of Mass Live: “There is no long-term concern about his knee injury. No surgery was needed, so ample rest this summer should have him at 100 percent in camp.”
Williams figures to be one of the best in rebounding and protecting the rim, much like he did as a 2021-22 All-Defensive second-team selection.
The Texas A&M product averaged 10.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game while shooting 73.6 percent from the field last season.
At 24, Williams is a huge part of what the Celtics want to do next season. Him not being at 100 percent in the playoffs cost the Celtics wins in the postseason.
During the postseason, he missed the first two games against the Brooklyn Nets in the opening round and the final four games of the second-round showdown with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Celtics will likely be counting on Williams to assume more responsibility during the upcoming campaign.