En the best moment of the season, when they were launched with 24 wins in the last 28 gamesthe Celtics They have received a blow. Your center Robert Williams III will miss several weeks after suffering a left knee meniscus tear in the recent match against Timberwolvesas reported by the franchise Boston.
The Celtics player has become this season in a capital piece in the defense of his team, which is the most efficient according to advanced statistics. However, an MRI has revealed the tear in the knee, which it will have him standing for an indeterminate time just now that those from Boston lfight for the leadership of the Eastern Conference and the playoffs are already in sight.
Among those who have defended at least 500 shots as the closest player, Williams is the only player in the NBA who has kept his rivals below 40% accuracy, which gives an idea of its defensive impact. Also, he was averaging 10.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks while hitting 73.0% of his field goals.