Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III has been hampered by a sore left knee throughout the postseason. He had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in April, and he is also dealing with a bone bruise. However, Celtics coach Ime Udoka is optimistic about Williams' status heading into the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, though he noted that the center's status is considered day-to-day.
“Rob's alright,” Udoka said Tuesday. “He felt good. His minutes were low. He only played 14 in [Game 7 against the Miami Heat] so we tried to keep him in the lower portion if we could. Obviously, that's beneficial for him going forward, but the days off as well so he should feel better in general. [He's] getting looked at today, will continue to get his treatment and his rehab in order to get swelling down and some of the pain and mobility back. It's going to be an ongoing thing. He's day-to-day throughout the playoffs.”