Celtics Extending Center Robert Williams for Four Years, $54 Million

Robert Williams III Contract Extension

The Boston Celtics are signing center Robert Williams to a four-year, $54 million extension, per a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

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Williams, known affectionately to basketball aficionados as “Time Lord,” has displayed considerable potential through three seasons in the league, averaging 5.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks on 72% shooting.

Williams has ranked among the league leaders in Player Efficiency Rating since his rookie season.

The problem for Williams has always been staying healthy; when he’s on the court, he’s proven to be an elite defender.

The Celtics are clearly banking on Williams to stay somewhat healthy by paying him a $13.5 million AAV.

Still, it’s a lot to pay for a big-man that’s likely to start the season on the bench behind 5x all-star Al Horford.

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