Celtics ‘Williams undergo hand surgery


Celtics forward Grant Williams had surgery on Friday to repair a torn ligament in his left hand and is expected to miss basketball for the next two months.

The team says Williams, 24, will need six to eight weeks to recover from the procedure.

Williams hit average career highs in minutes (25.9), points (8.1) and bounces (4.6) during the regular season. But each of those numbers dropped in the knockout stages as he went in and out of the spin.

He is a restricted free agent this summer.

The Celtics’ president of basketball operations, Brad Stevens, said last week that he thinks Williams has been in a quandary situation related to his reduced game time this season.

“He’s a good player, used to be on a very deep team,” said Stevens. “With the addition of (Malcolm) Brogdon last year, that’s going to require that those with more opportunities won’t get as much. That has clearly affected some of our players. But Everyone in the league knows Grant can add value to any team.”


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