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Rob Williams health and progress paramount for Celtics

 Rob Williams injury situation remains murky. Does he need further surgery or will rest and rehab do the trick? Regardless, he makes a positive difference for the Celtics - needs to be healthy for next season - and he has to develop some inside moves on offense - anything remotely reminiscent of Kevin McHale would be welcome - and he needs to work on his mid-range shooting.



A physically-sound Williams III, able to score inside on more than lobs and hit from 12-feet-in would be a huge boost for Boston. Both Ime Udoka and Brad Stevens do not want big men that are slow afoot and can't cover the perimeter. Rob is quick, mobile and supremely athletic. He gets the job done on defense.

And he supplies easy hoops for a Celtics team that always seems to work too hard for every point. And for Celtics fans, he is a bundle of excitement to observe. 

One other point. Rob Williams needs work as a traffic rebounder. His leaping ability gets him a lot of boards, and he gets his hands on a lot of caroms - but in traffic, he runs into trouble getting, and keeping, rebounds.

So let's hope we see this dynamic youngster with more minutes in 2022-23 - worrying the Hell out of opponents wondering where he is - and blocking shots, finishing lobs, scoring on spin moves and hitting from mid-range. I can picture it already!

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