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First to the Floor: Joy to the (Time)Lord

The pod breaks down the Bulls game, the OG trade rumors, and of course, Robert Williams starting!

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In this episode of First to the Floor, Ben, Jake, and I break down the Bulls game, talk some Al Horford, discuss the OG trade rumors, and bask in the glory of Rob Williams' reinsertion into the lineup.

It’s only fitting that I present some absurd Rob Williams stats to commemorate his first start of the season. Quick note: the stats do not include the Bulls game.

  • The Celtics are 5 points per 100 possessions better with Rob on the court.
  • He’s shooting 83.8% from the floor. In other words, he’s missed 6 shots in 9 games!
  • He has double the number of blocks (12) as missed shots.
  • He’s averaging 14.2 rebounds per 36 minutes, and 5.8 offensive rebounds per 36.
  • Opponents’ FG% drops by 13.2% when they are defended by Rob Williams within 6 feet.
  • Opponents shoot worse than their average when they are defended by Rob in every zone on the court. Overall, they shoot 8.5% worse when Rob defends the shot.
  • He’s averaging 2 dunks a game in only 19.5 minutes.
  • He can do stuff like this
  • The Celtics really missed his quick decision making and how he can connect the offense. He’s average touch time is a measly 1.23 seconds.
  • Most importantly, he’s loved by 100% of the Celtics fanbase.

There’s a joy to watching Rob Williams that’s honestly difficult to put into words. I’m certainly not a good enough writer to capture it, so all I’ll say is this. Welcome back, Rob. Let’s go get Banner 18.

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