Robert Williams III (born October 17, 1997), nicknamed “Time Lord”, is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The Latest Injury Status of Robert Williams III
Injury Status: Active
UPDATE (Feb. 03):
In 19 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday, Williams tallied 16 points (7-8 FG, 2-2 FT), nine boards, and a block in the team’s 139-96 victory.
Williams, who missed one game with a sprained left ankle, returned to the starting lineup. He didn’t seem to be bothered by his ankle as he played only a few minutes Wednesday night due to the lopsided score.
After playing at least 30 minutes in his previous two games, he will face the Suns on Friday and should see a significant increase in his workload.
UPDATE (Feb. 01):
Williams’ status against the Nets on Wednesday night is in doubt due to an ankle injury.
After sitting out Saturday’s game against the Lakers, Williams’ availability appears to be uncertain on Wednesday.
Though the big man has missed a few games here and there since returning from a long absence at the beginning of the season, he hasn’t missed two in a row since mid-December. Even so, it will be important to check on Williams’ health before tonight.
UPDATE (Jan. 28):
During Tuesday’s 98-95 loss to Miami, Robert Williams had 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds, and two blocks in 31 minutes.
Williams started his first game back after missing one with a knee injury. Al Horford was out with a back injury, so the 25-year-old played more than 30 minutes for the first time all season. It was only the third time in January that he’s scored more than 10 points.
Fantasy managers have come to expect Williams to do well in the categories of rebounds and blocks, and he did just that.
UPDATE (Jan. 24):
Williams (knee) might not be able to play Tuesday against the Heat because of how the injury is being treated.
After Williams hyperextended his surgically repaired left knee in the last game, the Celtics will choose to be safe with him. Grant Williams is most likely to replace Williams in the starting five, while Luke Kornet is likely to play more.
Keith Smith of Spotrac.com says that Williams won’t be able to play against the Raptors on Saturday because he overextended his left knee. In 15 minutes, he will have two points (one field goal and one free throw), four rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block.
Earlier in the game, it looked like Williams’ teammate Jaylen Brown fell on Williams’ leg, but Williams stayed in the game and seemed to be close to full strength. But since Marcus Smart (ankle) also left the game and the Celtics were down by seven points at halftime, the team didn’t want to risk Williams’ left knee, which had surgery in September, getting hurt more.
If Williams can’t play during the Celtics’ next four games, Al Horford would play more at the five, and Grant Williams and Luke Kornet would get more time in the frontcourt.
Robert Williams III WIKI
|No. 44 – Boston Celtics|
|Born||October 17, 1997
Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||237 lb (108 kg)|
|High school||North Caddo
|College||Texas A&M (2016–2018)|
|NBA draft||2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall|
|Selected by the Boston Celtics|
|2018–2019||→Maine Red Claws|