After Monday, Robert Williams likely now knows the feeling all too well. The Celtics first-round pick had to have his introductory conference call with the media postponed an hour, and he didn’t hide the reason for the delay when was finally on the phone with the reporters. Originally scheduled for 11 a.m. ET, Williams reportedly didn’t get on the phone until after noon.
The 2018 NBA draft is over, with 13 of the 30 first-round selections being one-and-done guys, and two seniors being selected — Grayson Allen and Chandler Hutchison — tied the all-time low for seniors chosen in the first round. Now it’s time to break down the picks and offer our way-too-early grades for players who have yet to play a single minute of NBA basketball. Michael Porter Jr. slipped to No. 14 because the health of his back remained a concern, but did the Nuggets hit a home run by grabbing him?
Are the Boston Celtics turning into the San Antonio Spurs? Appearing Friday morning on "Toucher & Rich" on 98.5 The Sports Hub, long-time Celtics radio play-by-play announcer Sean Grande said that drafting Texas A&M center Robert Williams — once speculated as a potential lottery pick — late in the first round was a play straight out of the Spurs' playbook. "With the caveat that every team pretty much wakes up this morning and says ‘Wow, we nailed it', it's hard to imagine the Celtics could do better," Grande said.
First-round pick Robert Williams and the Boston Celtics seem to have some communication issues. First, Boston president Danny Ainge accidentally announced on a live web stream Thursday that the Celtics were going to draft Williams with the No. 27 pick — not realizing he was live. Terry Rozier, Boston's backup point guard, was a guest on Bleacher Report's live draft stream and called Ainge on FaceTime during the show to ask who the Celtics were picking.
There was a bit of a miscommunication on Friday which resulted in the newest member of the Celtics family, Robert Williams, speaking to Boston media via teleconference an hour later than originally planned. "I'm happy to be around him (Horford)," Williams said via conference call on Friday.
The most intriguing question coming out of the NBA draft is just what form of human torture Bill Belichick would devise if one of his players did what Terry Rozier did while the C's were on the clock Thursday night. First, you have to suspend disbelief and imagine that Belichick would be able to navigate FaceTime. Then keep disbelief suspended and imagine he'd take that call from, say, Joe Thuney or Eric Rowe on the day of the draft, never mind when the Patriots were on the clock.
First-round pick Robert Williams and the Boston Celtics seem to have some communication issues. First, Boston president Danny Ainge accidentally announced on a live web stream that the Celtics were going to draft Williams with the No. 27 pick — not realizing he was live. Terry Rozier, Boston's backup point guard, was a guest on Bleacher Report's live draft stream and called Ainge on FaceTime during the show to ask who the Celtics were picking.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is always there to pick up Terry Rozier’s phone call. Terry Rozier had no idea who his Boston Celtics were about to draft on Thursday night, so he FaceTimed the one man who would know — president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. Except, Rozier was on Bleacher Report’s draft show, and Ainge had no idea he was on a live broadcast.
NBA Team Draft Grades Grade A Phoenix Suns – It’s tough to mess up the No. 1 pick, and while many people project C Deandre Ayton to be a bust, I think he’s going to be a good player. They also got SF Mikal Bridges (10) from the Sixers, which is a bit
BOSTON – Danny Ainge went through his customary routine of making calls up and down the draft, looking for any and every opportunity to make a deal that would strengthen the Boston Celtics roster. And while he was open to getting a deal done and move