Grant Williams just outside SI’s top 100 NBA players for 2022-23

While Boston Celtics backup forward Grant Williams is poised to have a big year this season, in the eyes of Sports Illustrated’s NBA analysts, the Tennessee product is still off their top 100 list. best NBA players. Campaign 2022-23.

“Williams was obviously a key ingredient in getting Boston to the Finals,” writes Sports Illustrated’s Rohan Nadkarni of Williams’ impact on the Celtics’ near-loss of the 2022 NBA title. “He also plays in a perfect context for his particular skill set, and his impact started to wane in the later rounds of the playoffs.

“However, Williams can clearly help big teams,” adds Nadkarni. “It would be surprising if he’s not on the list soon.”

Given Boston’s lack of big-man depth to start the season with center Robert Williams III and forward Danilo Gallinari out, there’s a world in which this assessment could make SI seem silly.

But for now, right on the cusp of the top 100 players in the league, whether newcomer or newer, it feels good for Williams heading into next season.

Listen to the “Celtics Lab” podcast at:

Apple Podcasts:


See also  NBA 'Best Plays of 2022' Highlight Video Features Boston Celtics

Leave a Comment