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.
On a draft night when there was very little drama, intrigue or surprises to speak of, the Celtics landing Texas A&M's Robert Williams certainly qualifies as an unexpected pairing. Williams was seen by most as a potential lottery pick (top 14). To have such a precipitous fall, there are likely factors weighed by NBA teams that passed on him that go beyond his ability.
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.
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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
Power forward Robert Williams was projected to be a lottery pick – and that was last year, after his freshman year at Texas A&M. ''It's not my job to know what the other 26 teams are thinking,'' Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after adding the two-time Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year. A 6-foot-10, 237-pound Oil City, Louisiana, native, Williams was considered a certain first-round pick as a freshman – maybe in the top 10.
BOSTON – The draft seemed to be going according to plan and then … everything changed. At least in the minds of Boston's front-office just a few picks past the lottery (top-14).As one name after another was called, there was one – Texas A&M's Robert Williams
Terry Rozier got the inside scoop on the Celtics taking Robert Williams with the No. 27 overall pick, and it was all caught on camera. During Bleacher Report's live NBA draft show, Rozier called Ainge to find out who the C's were taking with their upcoming pick.
The Boston Celtics select Robert Williams III with the 27th pick of the 2018 NBA Draft.