An extension between Grant Williams and the Boston Celtics remains shady.
Per Yahoo! Sports’ Jake Fischer, “there does not seem to be an extended partnership coming” for both Williams and the Celtics.
Williams, who was drafted by the Cs for the 22nd pick of the 2019 Draft, is eligible for a rookie scale extension. If he won’t be signed until the Oct. 17 deadline, he’ll approach next summer as a restricted free-agent.
Williams’ long-term stay in Boston stands as a mystery all offseason long for the Celtics. In his third year, the big man helped the franchise in clawing a deep postseason run, averaging 8.6 points, 3.8 boards in 27.3 minutes.
His 39.3 percent shooting from the arc for 3.7 threes attempt was also integral on the Cs’ eventual run to the NBA Finals. To add further, his big body and versatility gave the club an edge on their defense-first identity.
Given that Boston will look to repeat a solid playoff run for years to come, being able to retain Williams would be huge as he fits to the current prime timeline of stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.