A dozen teams interested in Grant Williams

There have been over half a dozen teams who have inquired about a potential sign-and-trade deal for Grant Williams, league sources told The Athletic. Williams turned down an extension offer around the projected $12.2 million mid-level exception (MLE) before last season and in spite of a tumultuous year in and out of the rotation, there appears to be a market brewing that could push his value beyond the MLE most teams above the cap could offer.
Source: Jared Weiss @ The Athletic

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
As the NBA draft approaches, the list of teams inquiring about a Grant Williams sign-and-trade has grown to over half a dozen, sources told @TheAthleticNBA. So will the Celtics part with a guard to make a move for a big on draft night?
NEW story: theathletic.com/4626772/2023/0…9:38 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
A new chapter for @rickyrubio9 🇪🇸
The Spanish playmaker, alongside Grant Williams (@Grant2Will) and the 50-year-old retired player @JalenRose, will join @TheNBPA’s Board of Directors 👔
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/15…12:42 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
LIVE Garden Report: Jaylen Brown and Grant Williams STAYING with Celtics? twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…8:38 PM
Alvaro Martin @AlvaroNBAMartin
Dice @BGlobeSports que @Celtics “no tiene la intención” de canjear a Jaylen Brown y sí de extenderle un contrato supermax por $295 millones y cinco temporadas.
Quieren retener a Grant Williams. Un base tendrá que irse, Brogdon o Pritchard. Brogdon cobra más. pic.twitter.com/vosW2obxcb5:13 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
I understand #Celtics moving Brogdon to retain Grant Williams. I understand trading Grant & taking back less money while retaining Brogdon. If both end up gone and the overall talent of the roster decreases, you can’t feel great about that. Let’s see what happens. – 3:31 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
It looks like Grant Williams is going to have an interesting free agent market masslive.com/celtics/2023/0…3:30 PM
Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
New: The Celtics continue to explore trades that would reduce their backcourt logjam and have received multiple inquiries about sign-and-trade possibilities involving Grant Williams. Some more here:
bostonglobe.com/2023/06/19/spo…3:29 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Sources: The Grizzlies are dangling future first-round picks for a wing upgrade.
More on Fred VanVleet, Khris Middleton, Nikola Vucevic, Harrison Barnes, Donte DiVincenzo, Grant Williams, and trade talks for OG Anunoby and Jonathan Kuminga on @hoopshype. hoopshype.com/lists/nba-rumo…12:19 PM
Grant Williams @Grant2Will
All those cameos in the flash and they couldn’t give me a call😒 pic.twitter.com/znzJPDJjUg2:19 AM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Reporting on free agents Fred VanVleet, Khris Middleton, Nikola Vucevic, Harrison Barnes, Donte DiVincenzo, Grant Williams, and trade talks surrounding OG Anunoby and Jonathan Kuminga on @hoopshype. hoopshype.com/lists/nba-rumo…10:59 AM

More on this storyline

Tim Cato: For example: one league source, granted anonymity since he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly, told me Dallas has spoken with the Boston Celtics about a Grant Williams sign-and-trade. Dallas isn’t interested in using its pick to acquire him, and the team might decide against an offer — something more than the mid-level exception — that would be large enough that Boston wouldn’t match. But Williams makes plenty of sense in Dallas, and there may be other ways to complete that deal with Boston’s help if Dallas decides to seriously pursue it. To your point, it makes a big difference for Dallas’ summer plans if a deal involving a free agent, like this one would be, is agreed to on draft night involving the No. 10 pick or completed another way after the fact. -via The Athletic / June 21, 2023
Head coach Joe Mazzulla has to be committed to playing him in a way that wasn’t even close last season to justify the contract. Milwaukee has expressed strong interest in Williams in the past and new Celtics assistant coach Charles Lee is a fan of Williams, so the big man may have a different experience in Boston this upcoming season. Williams’ positional coach Ben Sullivan is leaving for Houston, while assistant coach Aaron Miles and player enhancement coach Jarrell Christian are still weighing their futures, according to team sources. If Williams stays, it could be a more favorable situation that allows him to play through his mistakes and find a rhythm. -via The Athletic / June 21, 2023

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