For the first time in his life, Grant Williams will be a member of the Boston Celtics this upcoming season.
Williams, a 6-foot-7 power forward, was the 22nd overall pick in this year's NBA Draft. He had a sharp career for the Tennessee Volunteers in which he was named a first-team All-American this past winter.
He's not looking like he'll play the most minutes out of anyone on the roster but surely, he's developed and should find his way onto the roster at the start of the regular season.
If he does, surely he'll be thrilled. This is not only because it's an opportunity to play in the NBA, but also because he spoke highly about the rest of the team.
“Honestly, just being around a group of guys, like Carsen and Gordon (Hayward) and those guys that really put the time in and just show us how to work at this level,” he told WEEI. “It’s been really great just (because) we’re kind of getting used to each other, more accustomed. I think we blend well, we work well together. We’re goofy. Me and Semi (Ojeleye) today, we were just goofing around and Carsen’s probably the biggest goof of us all.
“I think it’s going to be a great year just chemistry-wise and also great on the court because we have a lot of talented players.”
Well, there you have it. That's what you want to hear from a guy. He likes the team he's going to play for. Not everyone is going to say that unprovoked, so you know it's a legit thing for him to say.
That's the kind of thing that makes one excited to watch the Celtics this season. It's not like last year when we all knew the chemistry with Kyrie Irving wasn't good and what not. This looks good.