Boston Celtics: Robert Williams shouldn’t be late anymore

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Boston Celtics rookie Robert Williams is doing his best to ensure he will be on time for practices once training camp starts.

Robert Williams has struggled so far in the NBA. He has missed practices and introductory conference calls. In the summer league, he only played once before getting injured.

Finally, Williams seems to be headed in the right direction. On Sunday, Williams revealed to ESPN’s Chris Forsberg that he bought a house two minutes away from the Boston Celtics practice facility and that his injured knee is feeling much better.

Even though it seems like a decision that has no actual effect on Williams, I’m glad that he decided to live close to the practice facility.

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One of the biggest knocks on Williams prior to the draft was his work ethic. The decision to live next to the practice facility shows that he is dedicated to his career. He could’ve picked anywhere in Boston, but Williams decided to live next to the facility.

With Williams not really getting an opportunity to show his value in summer league, he will need to have an amazing camp to make the final roster.

The C’s have a boatload of talent. Even if he makes the roster, Williams would be at the end of the bench.

The Celtics drafted Williams with the 27th overall pick in this year’s draft. They don’t need to start him, but Williams would much rather be in Boston when the only other option is Maine (Sorry Maine).

So I’m glad to see that Williams is starting to realize that the NBA isn’t a joke. If he wants to succeed he is going to have to put in the work.

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For the first time, it seems like Robert Williams is up for the challenge.