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Report: Celtics pick up Robert Williams third-year option

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Celtics lock up big man Robert Williams for at least another season.

NBA: Boston Celtics-Media Day Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

While the Boston Celtics made an early-season statement by toppling the Milwaukee Bucks, 116-105, Wednesday night, the C’s also made a move — albeit one that was extremely likely to occur — off the floor following the victory.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi, who cited a league source, the Celtics picked up the third-year option on Robert Williams’ contract. With the Celtics doing so, Williams, who is in his second season with the Celtics, will receive a pay bump going from $2 million this year to $3.6 million next season.

The 6-foot-8, 22-year-old center out of Texas A&M, who was selected at No. 27 overall by the C’s in the 2018 draft, has enjoyed an expanded role already this season after only playing in 32 games during his rookie campaign.

Through four games this season, Williams is averaging 15.5 minutes, 4.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game, while blocking at least one shot in each contest.