Through the Boston Celtics’ rollercoaster of an offseason, the group and Grant Williams did not agree on a contract extension — regardless of negotiations — which now leaves the fourth-year ahead set to hit the market after the 2022-23 season as an unrestricted free agent.
Williams, 23, might garner some curiosity from a number of groups throughout the league trying to snag the younger Celtics position participant and lure him from Boston, in line with an Jap Convention government.
“He needed on the $15-16 million vary per yr,” Heavy reported. “If he shoots it nicely and retains exhibiting some development defensively and as a passer, if he matches the capturing he had final yr, he ought to get that and will get much more than that. Detroit (Pistons), Orlando (Magic), San Antonio (Spurs), younger groups who need guys who do the little issues, they are going to be ready to supply him $17-18 million and possibly frontload the contract to scare off the Celtics from matching.”
Every group listed are presently non-projected contenders of their respective conferences, and can have the cap house flexibility to current an inciting provide to Williams. In truth, the Pistons, Magic and Spurs are three of the highest six NBA groups with essentially the most cap house, in line with Spotrac.
Since being drafted by the Celtics No. 22 general in 2019, Williams has emerged into changing into a precious position participant in Boston’s rotation. Final season, Williams completed second in 3-point share amongst those that tried at the very least three per recreation, capturing 41.1% whereas additionally averaging 7.8 factors and three.6 rebounds.
To date, with six video games within the books, Williams is off to a robust begin — averaging a career-best 9.6 factors with 4 rebounds whereas main the Celtics in 3-point capturing (66.7%).
After serving his one-game suspension following an ejection towards the Chicago Bulls, Williams will make his return to the ground when the Celtics face off towards the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. Tipoff from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.