Robert Williams is having the best year of his young career. When he is on the floor the Celtics are simply a better team on both sides of the ball.
The only issue has been injuries – especially in this year’s playoffs. He missed the majority of round one and since then has missed multiple games.
He is a key for the Celtics. No stat proves this more than Bam Adebayo’s stats with him on the floor vs when he is not.
Bam Adebayo when Robert Williams was out:
Bam Adebayo when Robert Williams has played:
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— StatMuse (@statmuse) May 24, 2022
It is unclear how healthy Robert Williams will be going forward but he says he is going to try and play in Game 5. The Celtics need to make sure he plays at least two of the last three games.
Can the Celtics win without him? Yes. Does he make winning a whole lot easier? Yes.