A current five-game winning streak sees the Celtics at 15-10 and just 4.5 games behind the Raptors for the East's top spot.
Boston released a lengthy injury report ahead of tonight's game against the Pelicans, which listed Kyrie Irving, Aaron Baynes and
As a result, the Celtics have recalled Robert Williams from his G-League assignment and it’s quite likely that he’ll get some run against New Orleans.
The Boston Celtics have officially recalled Robert Williams from the NBAGL Maine Red Claws.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) December 10, 2018
The matchup is tough sledding for the rookie, who is looking to keep a permanent spot on the roster as he will likely go to battle against Anthony Davis on Monday.
The former Texas A&M Aggie has appeared in just nine contests and has played 3.7 minutes per game, where he's averaged 1.4 points and 1.2 rebounds.
The Celtics injury report tonight is lengthy:— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) December 10, 2018
A. Baynes - OUT
G. Hayward - DOUBTFUL
A. Horford - DOUBTFUL
K. Irving - OUT
G. Yabusele - OUT
Williams' NBA career did not take off the way most presumed as the 21-year-old was often late to his first string of practices with Boston.
Regardless, 2018's 27th overall pick finally has his opportunity to prove he can be a productive rotational player for Brad Stevens and Co.