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Grant Williams becoming a fan-favorite in Boston

 It was the altercation with Milwaukee's Bobby Portis that sealed it for me. A year ago, I wrote that Grant Williams - not long, not athletic - would have a long NBA career:



The height and athleticism may be lacking, but Grant Williams has poise, maturity, skills and one terrific attitude. .He showed he can become that "threatening spot up shooter" that was potentially projected for him
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Than his body and game improved. This season, he is hitting .511 on field goals, ..453 on 3-pointers and .867 from the foul line. Grant has morphed into the "threatening spot-up shooter" projected for him.

But there's more. I replayed the video/tweet from Taylor Snow repeatedly. My Initial take was that GWill was backing Bobby Portis out of rebounding position, but closer examination definitely shows Porter locking arms with Grant and throwing him down.

GWill's reaction was perfect. I loved it - and, apparently, so did Coach Ime Udoka

Udoka: “Grant knows who he is and what he has to do to be successful. I’d rather him put someone on their ass or get into it than let someone go right down the lane. I welcome that at all times.”

"I welcome that at all times!" Yes, Coach, and so do we. Grant Williams combining physicality with shooting accuracy and contributions in .the "intangibles" area. Pretty good for the 22nd pick in the 2019 NBA draft.


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