REPORT: Robert Williams Expected to Play Limited Minutes in Return

EDITOR’S KEEP IN MIND: According to League expert Adrian Wojnarowski, Robert Williams means on returning for Game 3 and will be playing in minimal minutes on Saturday.

Celtics center Robert Williams is anticipated to return for the Boston Celtics in Games 3 or 4 of their first-round match versus the Brooklyn Nets. Williams tore his left meniscus on March 27 and was noted out for the season.

Williams took part in a five-on-five today with the group per Shams Charania of The Athletic, and the group will have a decision prior to Game 3 on Saturday. The Celtics presently lead the series 2-0 versus the Nets. With the series transitioning to Brooklyn, Williams will be a substantial addition to the rolling Celtics group with the whole lineup offered.

Coach Ime Udoka informed Celtics beat press reporter Justin Leger that this is the very best time for Williams to be with the group, specifically in the playoffs.

“This is the time of year we want him around the team camaraderie-wise and his impact just being around the group, to be in that playoff atmosphere,” Udoka stated. “He’s had no setbacks, and that benchmark of where we aimed of 4-6 weeks is looking good. We’re happy with his progress.”

Game 3 of the Celtics and Nets series will be on Saturday in Barclays Center.



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