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Rob Williams drawing major attention from opponents

 Celtics center, Rob Williams gives the team what they badly needed - easy baskets and rim protection. His post-game shot charts look like a congested intersection with all the green lights in at once. He is a menace for opponents with his offensive boards (3 last night), put backs, lob finishes and blocks (4 last night).


Opposing defenders can't even leave him alone at the top of the key even though he doesn't even attempt 3-pointers. Williams III has become a reliable facilitator from the high post. Rob is not yet a volume scorer. He had only eight points in Boston's 110-88 win over Golden State, but he hit on 4-of-5 from in close.

This was a battle between 2-of-the-top-3 defensive teams in the League, and it was obvious that Golden State was trying to pay a lot of attention to Williams III. There were at least two lob opportunities that never got off the ground because of the Warriors focus on the superbly-athletic Rob Williams.The announcers commented on Rob's quick leap, and he can get off the ground several times in a row while doing his pogo stick routine.

Rob's importance to the Celtics can not be understated. He prevents easy hoops by the opposition and gets his share of bunnies on offense. The word is out! This kid can play!


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