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What would make for a successful rookie season for Robert Williams?

What would make for a successful rookie season for Robert Williams?
Published On: Wed, Sep 12
Feb 21, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Deron Williams (8) and Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington (33) fight for the loose ball during the first half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

By his own admission, the beginning of Robert Williams career as a Boston Celtic did not get off to the best of starts.

But the mistakes he has made, while disappointing, have yet to reach a level of magnitude that significantly impacts his development or the teama€™s chances of winning.

Becoming better, more mature on and off the floor will indeed be among the challenges awaiting the 20-year-old selected by Boston with the 27thA overall pick in last Junea€™s NBA draft.

a€œI started out with a bad slate, missing flight, losing my wallet more than once,a€ Williams said recently. a€œBut ita€™s a new era a€¦ I have a chance to prove to everyone that I am trustworthy, I am an accountable guy.a€

He added, a€œthe thing Ia€™ve picked up on Boston, ita€™s more of a family than anything else. I feel like the love and support will help me be on the right track.a€

But one thing Williams will also learn quickly is that love comes with a price tag a€“ ita€™s called results.

And while no one expects him to hit the floor and dominate from Day One, the expectation for success is a standard that all Celtics players, regardless of how they get here, are held to.

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