The Boston Celtics Official Twitter account confirmed that Robert Williams III will be available in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
#NEBHInjuryReport update:— Boston Celtics (@celtics) June 2, 2022
Robert Williams - AVAILABLE
Head Coach Ime Udoka later said that Williams will not have a minutes restriction, but the team will try to limit him to around 20 minutes.
#NEBHInjuryReport Robert Williams is feeling better after a few days off and will start. He doesn't have a minute restriction, but Coach Udoka says the team will try to keep him around 20 minutes.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) June 2, 2022
ANALYSIS: While it's encouraging that Williams is going to play through his knee injury, it sounds like the Celtics are putting him on a minutes restriction. Even if it's not official, trying to restrict a player to less minutes than what they usually play sounds exactly like a minutes restriction. Time will tell if he'll be able to play through the series.