Rob Williams already making an impact with rebounding and blocks. Why doesn’t he play more🤔
— Kam (@KAMMY__99) November 24, 2018
When all the Boston players’ stats are projected to per-36-minutes, Rob leads them all in four key categories. He is first in rebounds per game at 11.0 RPG. How about blocks? You must be kidding! How do 6.3 blocks/game sound? He leads in that one too.
And now to field goal percentage. He hasn’t missed a shot yet, so at 100% on field goals, he leads in that stat. Turnovers? He has none. So he leads in that category also. And he ends up 9th in scoring at 14.1 PPG.
— Tomek Kordylewski (@Timi_093) November 24, 2018
Does this mean he should start – or that Brad Stevens is blocking early stardom for Williams? No on both counts. He is only averaging 3.8 minutes per game, and that is a small sample. It is ironic that in a League that has gone to position-less basketball and small ball, most of the teams in the higher rankings have a dominant big man. Rob Williams could be one down the road. Look for my article on the subject later today.
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BOSTON — Considering who he was guarding, Boston Celtics rookie Robert Williams III …