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Williams — speaking at the unveiling of an Arbella Home Court Makeover in Kingston, MA — said he has been working out on his own, rather than participating in 5-on-5 drills. “Still taking it day by day,” Williams said. “There’s people that have a lot of time, a lot of money invested in you now, they don’t want to mess up what they got going. But I’m thankful for the trainers and the coaches, just taking it day by day.”
Jay King: Robert Williams said he’s still working on strengthening his knee. “It’s a case of tendinitis. … It’s been coming good so far. I’ve been working hard to get back to where I’ve been, where I was at.”
Tom Westerholm: Rob Williams on taking his time with his rehab: “These people got a lot of time, a lot of money invested in you now. They don’t want to mess up what they got going.”
Gary Washburn: No Semi Ojeleye and Jabari Bird (rest), no Robert Williams (knee) and no Kadeem Allen (waived) for the #Celtics today against #Blazers
Gary Washburn: No Jabari Bird (rest) and Robert Williams (knee) today for #Celtics vs. #Heat
Jay King: Jay Larranaga said Robert Williams has been progressing well but the Celtics will be cautious with his potential return.
Celtics rookie Robert Williams on Tuesday confirmed that he has played through an artery condition in his legs that can cause cramping and calf pain, but he said the issue has dissipated recently and is not a major concern moving forward. “Yeah, it was just a time-to-time thing,” Williams told the Globe. “I haven’t been dealing with it for a while really. The last time was in the middle of my college season last year.”
Williams, who was drafted 27th overall by the Celtics last month, said that NBA teams were aware of his issue and that it came up frequently during the pre-draft process. “Definitely, they asked me about it,” he said. “Every team is supposed to have concerns about what they’re investing money in, and I tell them it’s under control. I’ve been playing with it for two years in college and playing pretty well. It starts like a little burning sensation and then it’ll just cramp up. It goes away though. I play through it.”
Fred Katz: Larranaga on Williams’ status: “I think they said yesterday he was at around 65, 70 percent he felt, which is good.” pic.twitter.com/gvSZdIpc7e
Jay King: Robert Williams won’t be practicing today with the group. He’ll go through an individual workout.
Boston Celtics rookie Robert Williams has an artery condition in both of his legs, multiple sources tell MassLive. A source described the condition as, “not too serious.” It could, however, require a procedure if it were to degenerate down the line.
NBA teams, including the Celtics, were aware of Williams’ condition at the time of the draft — as was Texas A&M, where Williams went to college. The rookie has been playing with the condition for years, sources told MassLive. The L.A. Clippers’ doctors performed his predraft physical and disseminated results to other organizations upon request, standard procedure for a prospect. The Celtics have also done their own physicals on Williams.
Fred Katz: Brad Stevens on Robert Williams: “Everyday, I get an update on where he’s at. So every morning, they say, can he play or can’t play? So far, it’s been can’t play. So, I don’t want him to play if he’s hurting at all, but we’ll reassess it whenever our next game is.”
Marc D’Amico: #NEBHInjuryReport Robert Williams III (left knee contusion) is OUT for tonight’s #NBASummer League game against Charlotte.
Jared Weiss: Robert Williams had knee soreness coming into the game and bumped it today, exacerbating the soreness. He’s going to stay off his feet tonight to try to play tomorrow.
Jared Weiss: Celtics coach Jay Larranaga didn’t get a medical update after the game on Robert Williams. This is your medical update on Robert Williams.
Fred Katz: Robert Williams bumped knees with a player on the Sixers, the Celtics said. He’s being evaluated now. Not sure which knee it was.
Jared Weiss: Williams is back out of the locker room now but is sitting on the bench with a big ice pack on his left knee. Looks out for the game.
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Rod Boone: Final: #Hornets 117, Celtics 112: Just another ho-hum game for Kemba, who posted 43 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. It’s almost a shock when he doesn’t drop in at least 30. Jeremy Lamb had 18 points, 6 boards. Kyrie led Celtics with 27 points. Hornets stop their 2-game skid.
Justin Kubatko: Kemba Walker is just the sixth player in NBA history to follow up a 60-point game with a 40-point game. The others are Wilt Chamberlain, Pete Maravich, Michael Jordan, Tracy McGrady, and Kobe Bryant.
Scott Agness: 3 for 3 – Pacers sweep their three-game homestand, disposing of the Jazz by 27. Sabonis nearly posted his first triple-double (19-9-9) and Holiday finished with 19pts (7 of 10) and 6rebs. Kemba and the Hornets up next on Wednesday.
Scott Agness: Nate McMillan after a game with 35 assists and just nine turnovers: “This is the type of basketball we’re capable of playing. We just have to be consistent. This is what I’ve been talking about.”
James Edwards III: FINAL: #Pistons 113, #Cavs 100. Detroit (8-6) has now won four of its last five. Five players with double-figure scoring, led by 23 points and 15 rebounds from Drummond. Griffin and Bullock both with 21. Griffin also had 12 rebounds.