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NBA Rumors: A 'Very Real' Chance Robert Williams Returns to Celtics Nets

NBA Rumors: A ‘Very Real’ Chance Robert Williams Returns to Celtics Nets

The Brooklyn Nets . Might Not Avoid Robert Williams In their first series versus the Boston Celtics after all.

series schedule Works for Celtics They are waiting for the big man to come back from meniscus surgery. There will be 2 days off after Match 1 on Sunday, 2 days off after Match 2, and 2 days off between both Game 3 and 4. If the series goes the distance, Game 7 will drop on May 1st.

That gives Williams plenty of time to get back into the Boston squad. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, there’s a strong chance we’ll see a Time Lord in the field at some point in the series.

“The possibility, I’m told, is very real that Robert Williams could return in this first round of a series against the Nets,” Wojnarowski said on Wednesday. NBA Countdown. “Match 6 will take place just one month after my left knee meniscus surgery on March 30th.

“The idea from the start was, because of the nature of this meniscus surgery, that he could come back even within that one-month schedule. He has kept progressing, he has met all his criteria so far I am told, there is a real potential for Boston… he could. To come back to play against the nets at the back end of the series.”

Williams underwent surgery on March 30 and was given an expected recovery time of four to six weeks. The four-week mark will come on April 27, which is the due date of Game 5.

This is bad news for the Nets, who have been looking to attack the basket in Williams’ absence. Bruce Brown’s winger already C gave some bulletin board material By calling top men Al Horford and Daniel Theis.

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If and when Williams returns, he will be an instant difference maker. The 24-year-old thrived in his first full season as a rookie, averaging 10.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.2 pieces per game while being named Defensive Player of the Year before his injury.

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