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Grant Williams fulfilling the wish Celtics fans held for Semi Ojeleye

 Keith Smith just posted what so many Celtics fans have been thinking. Grant Williams has been working on his body and his game, and he seems to have transformed himself into the 3-and-D/rebounding forward that had been hoped for Semi Ojeleye.


Last season, I felt that Boston could not hold onto both Semi and Grant, and that came to pass with Ojeleye heading to Milwaukee. Last season for the Celtics, Semi logged 17.0 minutes per game, averaging 4.6 PPG, 2.6 RPG and 0.7 APG, while hitting 40% from the field and 37% on 3-pointers. 

This season for Boston, GWill is averaging 20.6 MPG - 7.5 PPG - 3.2 RPG - 1.0 APG, while shooting 51% from the field and 43% from beyond the arc. Last night, in the Celtics 111-105 win over the thunder, Grant came away with 14 points, 8 boards, one assist, one steal and two blocks. He was 56% on field goals and 67% on treys.

 


 GWill's shot chart is shown above. He was 4-of-6 on 3s, hitting from each corner and from well-back of the arc. But, the eight rebounds get my attention. I always felt that Semi needed to become a better rebounder, but that did not happen.

It seems that Brad Stevens made the right choice in retaining GWill over Ojeleye. He is proving himself thus far this season.

 

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