Grant Williams Rumors
Mark Murphy: Grant Williams on his physical role: “Kind of weird, I knocked like five guys onto the ground today. Normally it doesn’t really happen, but with the spacing you have to be able to tag and get back to your man. So I didn’t realize you had to hit guys pretty hard to get back.”
The Celtics will need to fill a hole at the starting big position, as their only options are currently developing prospects Rob Williams, Guerschon Yabusele, Semi Ojeleye and rookie Grant Williams. One option may be Enes Kanter, who is expressing strong interest in the Celtics per a league source. Kanter is planning to speak with the Celtics and Blazers as free agency opens at 6 pm ET.
In the midst of 30 straight minutes of hugs and tears, his grandfather Otto Johnson came to him to deliver the message he had been dreaming of ever since Grant first picked up a ball. “‘I’m proud of you, boy, you’re going to my team. You’re going to my favorite team, the Boston Celtics, man,’” Williams recalled in his old man voice that he insists sounds just like his grandfather. “‘Just listen to the coach. If you listen to the coach, you’ll do well when you go to Boston. I’m gonna come see you, now.’”