Meet newest Boston Celtic Robert (or Rob but NOT Bob) Williams

The Boston Celtics held an introductory press conference for their First Round selection Robert Williams.

Here are some highlights:

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And it’s Rob or Robert if you please

The Rookie is embracing Al Horford as a mentor

This could very well be the key to Williams’ rookie campaign. Horford is the perfect Big Brother and if Williams buys in and follows Big Al’s example he can have a real impact.

He seems to “Get it”

He’s already getting work in. To paraphrase what Ainge said, you don’t win Defensive POY twice by loafing around.

Williams has all the making of a fan favorite to start. Just a few jams and blocks in Summer League are going to get the diehards salivating. Can we expect a Tatum level rookie year? Well nobody expected that and it’s still amazing what Taco Jay accomplished last season so No – let’s not put undo pressure on the kid. Besides that’s not what this team needs. We just need some energy and defense off the bench with an occasional alley-oop for fun.

Now about that name. Neither Rob nor Robert is gonna cut it for this dude. Need a nickname stat….

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