Not caring for his “Time Lord” nickname, Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge recommended that second-year player Robert Williams instead be called “Lob Williams.”
That didn’t quite stick as well with the fans who coined the “Time Lord” nickname, but that feat of his game was on full display in Wednesday night’s matchup against the Brooklyn Nets.
In the closing seconds of the first quarter, Marcus Smart threw up an alley-oop from just beyond the arc to where Williams was making a cut to the far-side low post.
And the young center threw it down to give Boston the 32-25 advantage. Check it out below:
TIME LORD INCOMING ⏰👑 pic.twitter.com/Ey2xCYXYlv
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) August 6, 2020
In addition to the alley-oop, Williams saw a significant increase in playing time, allowed the Celtics to score off his screens and reminded us what he does best: block shots.
After dealing with a pesky injury through most of the season, Williams showed he may be healthy enough to offer flashes of what the Celtics have been missing.