Closer look at why Rob Williams will be a starter before the end of the season
Great set play by Brad Stevens.— NBEinstein (US) (@NBEinstein) October 27, 2019
RobWill gets the ball at the High Post (as if BOS was running Corner Offense) then quickly pivots & goes the other way for a "Chicago concept" (screen+DHO) with a Spain/Backscreen on MitchRob.
Great design + execution.pic.twitter.com/czwSp0bmaz
This play set up by Brad Stevens, and broken down by @NBEinstein, is a classic representation of Brad's smarts and Rob's progression. The precise use of screens and back-screen work perfectly, allowing Gordon Hayward an almost-clear path to the hoop for the score.
Robert's been solid so far in the regular season. It's exciting to see him progressing, because he has a chance to be a critical part of this teams success.— StrengthIN#'s (@StrengthinS) October 28, 2019
There is no hesitation on Williams' part. He gets in position for the pass - takes one dribble for the hand-off to Gordon - and moves right to the hoop with Hayward for the possible lob pass or rebound.
Rob has come a long way from his missed-conference-call incident following his pick at #27 in the 2018 NBA draft. He attributes that missed call to a time-zone issue - which led to his TIMELORD moniker that needs to quietly disappear. Hey, Sam Jones told me that he missed his first team meeting after being drafted by the Celtics and got chewed out by Red Auerbach in front of the entire team. "Where the fuck were you?" was the gentle inquiry uttered by the fiery Celtics coach. But look at how that turned out.
Rob Williams is up to almost 16 minutes per game this season, and that figure may double if he blossoms as hoped. Brad will start the year with a center-by-committee approach, but right now, Rob seems the go-to guy at that position if he polishes a few of his rough edges.
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