According to BBall Index’s NBA lineup data, lineups with Robert Williams, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, and Kemba Walker ranked in the 98th percentile in playmaking, in the 96th percentile in scoring gravity, in the 99th percentile in finishing, in the 93rd percentile in penetration, and in the 91st percentile in finishing at the rim.
The Boston Celtics were a completely different team offensively and defensively with Robert Williams on the court compared to him off the court. Let’s take a look at 3 of those areas:
Area of Improvement for Robert Williams No. 1) Finishing through contact
Robert Williams showed that he could be one of the best roll men in the NBA with a more significant role.
When the Boston Celtics play more adept pick-and-roll defenses like the Bucks or the Heat, Williams will have to rely on more than just his athleticism to outmaneuver Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bam Adebayo.