Bob Williams- PF/C A&M

7-4 to 7-6 WS, 9-4 to 9-6 SR,40"MV

2.6 BPG, 63.2% FG, 66.8 2-P%,

10.4 PPG, 9.2 RPG,  1.4 APG, 

More Skilled Than You Think. 

He averaged, per 40-minutes (which is the dumbest stat): 2.7 Assist, 5-Blocks! 22.6 Points, 10.7 Rebounds, 1.3 Steals. "His highlight reel is spectacular," non-Trader Ainge said. "But also his numbers (are as well). He’s almost a double-double guy in less than 30 minutes in college. That’s impressive. He blocks a lot of shots. I think his per-40 minute numbers are 16 [PPG], 15 [RPG], and 4 [BPG]. That’s why I do get a little kick out of the motor (questions). That’s pretty hard to do if you don’t have a motor. If his motor can get better, and he can do even better than those numbers. That’s an even greater upside." On the floor he is as quick and aggressive as anyone.

His low motor issues seem to be off the floor, like the way he missed his Introductory Presser with the Celtics. "Ouch" That was just not cool dude. He has the oddest of stats, where his average Points Per Game went down from freshman (11.9) to Sophomore. He averaged more PPG over two seasons (11.1) than last season. He also averaged 6.9 D-Rebounds and 2.4 O-Rebounds per game last season.

He shot 68.8% from inside the arc, but he rarely shot Jumpers. Though he does have good form on his Jumper: uses his explosive legs extremely well, and has some nice snap in his wrist. He might be the most explosive Big off the floor in this Draft. Simply startling burst off the floor when he attacks up. Amazing! That is why Danny took him.  

His 7-4 Wingspan was measured in 2016, and it has grown since to maybe 7-5.5 since, He is said to have a 40" Vert. He was rumored to have a 9-4 Standing Reach (which may have grown to 9-6), that would give him the highest Max Vertical Reach I have ever heard of at 12' 8" (if my math is correct;) to maybe 12-10. But since he didn't participate at the Combine I cannot verify his Vert or SR. 

There are a few reasons why Williams slipped from a possible top-10 (I had him as the 2nd Choice at pick 10) to 27. A large part of it was punishment. He refused to attend the Combine. Which is stupid, and also shows a lack of judgment (which might be why he fired his agent). It is one thing to not workout, but to refuse to go to the Combine and to be properly weighted and measured (which he never really was) is not good business. Especially with his length and Vert, and the MVR he would have put up.

Plus minimally, the medicals. "Part of reason Robert Williams slipped may have been that many teams didn’t have his medical info," Goodman twitted. "Remember, agent Bill Duffy got him a couple weeks ago (Williams fired Michael Silverman). Williams didn’t go to the combine, so all the teams didn’t have his medicals." That info was leaked to Goodman as a warning to agents who have there kids skip the Combine, especially those who injured their knees during the season.

The NBA has to get certain info, And just like the NFL Combine, minimally they want the Medicals as much as gold. "We had spent the last few weeks trying to figure out what the cost was to get into the top of the draft [to get a player like Williams], we knew going into today that it was very, very unlikely that was going to happen," Ainge said. "We were preparing for the 27th pick in the draft, and we were preparing for opportunities to move up. Not all the way to the top of the draft, but somewhere in the middle of the draft. We were even preparing for opportunities if guys we didn't like were (not there), and moving backward in the draft. That's the same thing we do every year in the draft, (and) with any situation that comes up." Williams had a knee injury, and to take him in the top ten teams would have to have his medicals.

It also shows a lack of understanding of his business: with his top one or two NBA body and undeveloped game? His top priority should have been showing off his Standing Reach and Vert to find his Max Vertical Reach. "Multiple teams were concerned and calling around last night about potential knee injury," Goodman twitted. "Williams was also, according to multiple sources, not in great shape. One source close to Williams: 'He just needs structure. Boston might have been the best place for him to end up.'" But if his knee was messed up the medicals become even more important.

If a guy skips the combine, the medicals, and fires his agent, it shows a lack of stability to those in the know. "Part of reason Robert Williams slipped may have been that many teams didn’t have his medical info," Goodman twitted. "Remember, agent Bill Duffy got him a couple weeks ago (Williams fired Michael Silverman). Williams didn’t go to the combine, so all the teams didn’t have his medicals." If you don't have those medicals than you cannot Draft him.

That is why Danny was checking Williams' medicals when Rozier called. "And most notably," Jared Weiss twitted, "the Celtics had it [Bob's Medicals] and were studying it [his knee] once he fell to the early 20s." Danny somehow snagged his medicals, which made him a Celtic.

2017-18 (Sophomore): Returned to Texas A&M after being projected as a first-round draft pick following his initial college season to garner Co-SEC Defensive Player of the Year honors as well as USBWA All-District VII accolades as a sophomore … played in 30 games, drawing 23 starting assignments and averaging 25.6 minutes per game … averaged 10.4 points per game and an SEC-leading 9.2 rebounds per contest … produced seven double-doubles on the year to give him a total of 18 for his two-year career … collected 78 blocked shots, the second most in a single season in school history and the most by an SEC player during the 2017-18 campaign … scoring average jumped to 11.9 points per game during league play … saw his school-record blocked shot reach 41 games before coming to an end in early January … missed the first two games of the regular season while serving a suspension for a violation of Texas A&M policy

He has some clutch in him: Returned from suspension and began his season with a double-double against Oklahoma State (11/20) in Legends Classic semifinals, finishing with 11 points and 11 rebounds to go along with three steals, two blocks and two assists in 24 minutes ... secured Legends Classic MVP honors with second-straight double-double in the finale victory over Penn State (11/21), poured in career-high 21 points on 10-for-12 shooting with 10 rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal in 23 minutes against the Nittany Lions.

Swatted a career-high seven shots vs. Alabama (3/8) during the SEC Tournament ... corralled 14 rebounds during his first NCAA Tournament game vs. Providence (3/18) … the performance vs. the Friars allowed Williams to become the 28th member of Texas A&M's 500-Rebound Club … scored 13 points on 6-for-9 shooting vs. Providence to register his 18th career double-double ... pulled down 13 rebounds to go along with eight points, two blocks and an assists in the NCAA Tournament second round match up against North Carolina (3/18) … produced 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals against Michigan (3/22) during the Sweet 16.

There were so many red flags with this kid. So we will see if they were false alarms or trouble brewing. But his lack of measurables is also troubling. Why his average points per game went down from freshman to sophomore? Why was he suspended for two games? What happened the night before his Celtic Presser that caused him to miss it? Does he have a 7-6 or a 7-4 Wing Span, or a 9-6 to 9-4 Standing Reach? He has more questions than any top recruit I can remember. But none of these worries will matter if he comes close to reaching his max NBA potential. 

Bob Vs Arizona:

This is just a quick look at his offensive abilities, which is the least of his assets. But it also shows some of his elite physical traits. Easily catches the terrible high pass from behind. Great hands that don't fight the ball at all. Then the one-dribble turnaround (:47). But even though he freed his left shoulder, he had to shoot into Markkanen with his right. But Markkanen couldn't come close to defending it. 

Again, great hands to catch the pass thrown behind him as he was cutting to the basket. He had to spin to his right to free his hand, and hits the jump hook through contact, and that was a hook shot (:58). He likes the two-handed dribble by the hoop, which is legal if you dribble it once (1:06). Now I know he is soft and lacks effort? But watch the power move: he lowered his shoulder into the defender, off the two-handed dribble, to create the contact, which gave him the space to shoot. Then turned and shot it into the basket. That was definitely not a push shot (the first one, maybe;). 

Is this another sign of softness? Or using his Max Vertical Reach, with some finesse in the jump hook, over the smaller opponent who is about four feet below the ball on the block (1:12)? Again, if you look close? He two-handed dribbles his left shoulder into the defender to create space, and then exploded off the floor for the easy hook. That is a power move. Then he elite explosion off the ground (that made the defender look like he was my size;).

Needs a better handle, and maybe the smarts to stop the two-handed dribble against Guards and small forward who can get under him (1:23). That should have been an easy alley-oop, to the best Ooper in the Draft, off the pick. Excellent instincts for the pick and roll (1:32). But he recovers, and gets position on the left block (1:36). Then the quick backdoor alley-oop. This is the guy you want picking and rolling to the basket as much as possible.

He is not dumb on the floor. He fakes left, and then dribble right with one hand nicely (that was nice to see;). Then the pass to the Wing, and the great cut to basket when he saw his man over defend the pass. Smart basketball (1:43). He breaks across the floor to set the pick. Again, I really like him in the pick and roll offense. It is easy to see why Brad Stevens gave him a "Yay" (1:12). Watch him receive the easy pass effortlessly again. Then the damn two-handed dribble. But watch him leap and slice through two defenders to double pump it in. Elite agility for a 6-9 to 6-10 leaper (we don't even know his real height;).

He is a power forward, who almost by definition is a scorer not a passer. Again, the nice backdoor cut, and the power move that was a little too much power. I don't think that was a charge. I though the guard got there late (2:04). But here is what he does best (2:16). If you go high with the ball he goes up over everyone and gets it, and attacks the basket. 

He looked like he had a 40" Vert on that one step to the basket dunk. Great air agility (2:22). He has that knack for getting his hands on the ball in traffic. He was completely surrounded and found the ball (2:30). Again picking and rolling game. Though he was not completely stopped on that pick. But the lane opened up off the pick if he had rolled more aggressively (2:25). Then the exaggerated up fake. Which he used to free up the shot. Watch the great use of his legs bursting up, and the great snap in his right wrist. If his work ethic is good? His shot will only increase with repetition. He has great form on his midrange J.

I really like how he likes to fake a pass off his 12 to 15 foot Jumper (2:47). He consistently finds the rebound in traffic. Great timing on the Boards (2:59). Two great effort plays to get his hand on the ball again and again. He just has that knack. That is why he was the SEC D-Player of the Year two years running (3:10). This is why he will play in the NBA (3:23). He might be the top switchable Big defender in this Draft (he and Jaren Jackson are one and two). Watch the switch off the pick. Then he gets low. Watch his great feet as he follows the guard down the lane and blocks his shot. Elite switchability in the pick and roll. 

Again, he switches off to the SF with his great feet, and blocks his shot easy as he tries to drive by him (3:31). Bigs have to be able to switch to the Smalls in the pick and roll in the NBA. Watch him get good enough position on the Small's drive to intimidate him out of the shot (3:43). He will display some horrible defense sometimes (3:59). That was a little too much of an olé for my taste. But everyone looks bad on defense sometimes. Even the SEC Defensive Player of the Year.

That looked like some nice defense to me. If you play hard defense you will get called for fouls. Like, what the hell was wrong with this defense. He slid over to Markkanen, and challenged his shot. Because Markkanen hit it doesn't make it bad defense (4:41). He sent him into the Small defender, and then went and got the rebound (4:50). Not the best defense, but it could be more mix up than effort.

He will have to box out better in NBA, because he got away with more in college, because he over relied on his MVR (5:08). Let's be clear, he was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Sometimes the ball just bounces away from you. The ball clearly bounced behind him (5:17). You can decide if the rest are negatives. But I will say that when he stops moving his great feet, he takes himself out of his strength. When he moves his feet, he is elite. But just because the other guy makes a play, doesn't mean you suck. 

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Texas A&M Accolades:
• 2017-18 – SEC All-Defensive Team (Coaches)
• 2017-18 – Co-SEC Defensive Player of the Year (Coaches)
• 2017-18 – USBWA All-District VII
• 2017-18 – Legends Classic All-Tournament Team (MVP)
• 2017-18 – Third Team Preseason All-American (NBC Sports)
• 2017-18 – Preseason Co-SEC Player of the Year (Media)
• 2017-18 – Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award Watch List
• 2017-18 – Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List
• 2016-17 – SEC Defensive Player of the Year (Coaches)
• 2016-17 – 2nd Team All-SEC (Coaches)
• 2016-17 – SEC All-Defensive Team (Coaches)
• 2016-17 – SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches)
• 2016-17 – Three-Time SEC Freshman of the Week

2017-18 (Sophomore): Returned to Texas A&M after being projected as a first-round draft pick following his initial college season to garner Co-SEC Defensive Player of the Year honors as well as USBWA All-District VII accolades as a sophomore … played in 30 games, drawing 23 starting assignments and averaging 25.6 minutes per game … averaged 10.4 points per game and an SEC-leading 9.2 rebounds per contest … produced seven double-doubles on the year to give him a total of 18 for his two-year career … collected 78 blocked shots, the second most in a single season in school history and the most by an SEC player during the 2017-18 campaign … scoring average jumped to 11.9 points per game during league play … saw his school-record blocked shot reach 41 games before coming to an end in early January … missed the first two games of the regular season while serving a suspension for a violation of Texas A&M policy ... returned from suspension and began his season with a double-double against Oklahoma State (11/20) in Legends Classic semifinals, finishing with 11 points and 11 rebounds to go along with three steals, two blocks and two assists in 24 minutes ... secured Legends Classic MVP honors with second-straight double-double in the finale victory over Penn State (11/21), poured in career-high 21 points on 10-for-12 shooting with 10 rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal in 23 minutes against the Nittany Lions ... against Pepperdine (11/24), dished out career-high six assists in 19 minutes against the Waves ... recorded four blocks at No. 10 USC (11/26), while also corralling eight rebounds in first start of the season against the Trojans ... posted his third double-double of the season with a 12-point and 11-rebound outing against Florida (1/2), also swatted four Gator shots ... contributed 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting with three blocks against Ole Miss (1/16) ... matched a career-high with 21 points to go along with 15 rebounds to notch a double-double at LSU (1/23) ... put up 12 points (10 on dunks) and 11 boards for this 16th career double-double with four blocks in the win over No. 24 Kentucky (2/10) ... dropped in 20 points on 10-of-13 shooting with 14 boards against Arkansas (2/17) ... swatted a career-high seven shots vs. Alabama (3/8) during the SEC Tournament ... corralled 14 rebounds during his first NCAA Tournament game vs. Providence (3/18) … the performance vs. the Friars allowed Williams to become the 28th member of Texas A&M's 500-Rebound Club … scored 13 points on 6-for-9 shooting vs. Providence to register his 18th career double-double ... pulled down 13 rebounds to go along with eight points, two blocks and an assists in the NCAA Tournament second round match up against North Carolina (3/18) … produced 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals against Michigan (3/22) during the Sweet 16.

2016-17 (Freshman): Stood out as one of the most exciting and productive rookies in the country, earning SEC Defensive Player of the Year and Second Team All-SEC accolades … played in all 31 of the Aggies’ games while making 17 starts during his rookie year … averaged 11.9 points as well as a team-leading 8.2 rebounds per contest while shooting an impressive 55.8 percent from the field … totaled 11 double-doubles on the season, second only to Ole Miss senior Sebastian Saiz among all SEC players … recorded 77 blocked shots, including one in every game of the season, to own the nation’s longest blocked shot streak and finish with the second highest single season total in A&M school history … checked in at 18th nationally in blocked shots per game … made Texas A&M debut against Northwestern State (11/11), finished with seven rebounds, six points and five blocks in 20 minutes of action, became first Texas A&M player to register five blocks in a game since Keith Davis (12/7/11 vs. Sam Houston State) ... averaged 12 points per game at Wooden Legacy Classic, registered his first career double-double against Virginia Tech (11/25) with 13 points and 10 rebounds, followed that up with a 12-point, four-assist, three-block and three-rebound performance in championship game against No. 14 UCLA (11/27) ... poured in 15 points against SC State (12/10), going a perfect 5-for-5 from the floor ... scored 17 points during the Lone Star Shootout against No. 19 Arizona (12/17), was 8-for-11 from the floor ... notched another double-double against Saint Francis (2/21), logging 10 points, 10 rounds, four blocks, three assists and a steal … made his first career start at South Carolina (1/7), notching another double-double by finishing with 12 points and 14 rebounds in 31 minutes of action ... notched a double-double against Georgia (1/21), contributing 18 points and 12 rebounds ... at Ole Miss (1/25) produced 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting to go along with a 14 boards, two assists and two blocks ... scored 18 points in win at LSU (2/4), while also chipping in six rebounds and four blocks ... posted another double-double performance against Missouri (2/7), carding 18 points and 16 rebounds in 31 minutes of action ... collected another double-double on the road at No. 17 Florida (2/11), finishing with a game-high 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting along with 12 rebounds while blocking four Gator shot attempts ... posted his third consecutive double-double at Vanderbilt (2/16), finishing with 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting to go along with 13 rebounds ... tallied 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting with nine rebounds and a season-high six blocks against Auburn (2/18) ... notched his final double-double of the season against No. 9 Kentucky (3/4) in the regular season finale, finishing with a career-best 20 points to go along with 11 boards … notched nine points and 10 boards against Vanderbilt at the SEC Tournament (3/9).

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