Boston Celtics forward Terrence Williams had a nice finish to the 2012-2013 season for the franchise and looks to be a lock for next year’s team. He signed an extension during the year for next season, and the organization looks smart for doing that as he definitely seems capable of getting another similar deal from another NBA franchise. Williams has always been an enigma because he is so talented, but he just has lacked the focus and mental toughness to make everything click. He is also fairly immature for his age and that has been another issue that has plagued him during his rather brief tenure in the association.
The team signed Williams from China earlier this season, and initially he didn’t play much, as expected. As the year carried on and the Celtics faced injuries and rested key players, Williams got more of a chance to show Celtics nation what he was capable of. His most memorable contributing moments came in the team’s playoff series loss to the New York Knicks. In the team’s victory over the Knicks in Game 5 at Madison Square Garden, he came off the bench to give head coach Doc Rivers some key minutes that he desperately needed to have. Rivers was getting nothing from starter Avery Bradley and he couldn’t count on his bench for any consistent production either. Williams had a couple of nice baskets, including when he took Carmelo Anthony off the baseline for an easy two handed dunk.
If Williams can become more consistent he has a great shot at finding a permanent role in the Celtics’ rotation next season as a key contributor off the bench.
Rob Lunder covers the Boston Celtics for Rant Sports. For all Celtics news go to the team home page on Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18