A long-term partnership talks between Grant Williams and the Boston Celtics remain stagnant for now.
As reported by MassLive’s Brian Robb, an extension is “all quiet” currently on both sides, wherein he expects that a probable conversation from the two may go until the upcoming training camp.
“All quiet on that front for now and I’d expect it to stay that way until we get to training camp,” Robb wrote in his latest article.
In the early offseason, Williams revealed that a rookie extension negotiations between him and the Celtics stands nonexistent yet, but he is hopeful to possibly land a deal before the October deadline wherein the new 2022-23 season is set for tip-off.
Williams will enter the final year of his contract and will pocket a $4.3MM in salary. As such, this allows him to be fully eligible for a rookie contract extension.
Williams has proven himself every single year, from being a 22nd overall pick of the 2019 Draft into a reliable 3D big man now. His big body presence and defensive versatility helped the Cs to climb upward towards this year’s NBA Finals for the first time since 2010.
Given that Al Horford is aging and Rob Williams III needs additional support from the frontcourt, the contract situation of the former Tennessee star gives Brad Stevens and the Cs brass a sense of contemplation moving forward. With the franchise still hoping to sustain formidable and dynamic traits as a title contender, holding Williams in a long-term picture is ideal.