In addition, the team's latest addition of Shelden Williams is paying off for Celtics coach Doc Rivers. Rivers has praised the former Duke star on numerous occasions and just believes it's a matter of tapping into how to get Williams to release his full potential on the court.
Through the first few games of the season, Williams has been a workhorse on the hardwood.
Go ahead and break out the Most Improved Player Award and hand it over to Shelden Williams.
Williams has been a beast in the last two games for the Celtics, almost putting up a double-double on Oct. 28 (12 PTS, 9 REB, 3 AST, 1 BLK, 1 STL, 22 MIN) before accomplishing that feat on Oct. 30 (10 PTS, 10 REB, 2 AST, 2 BLK, 24 MIN) in a remarkable performance.
As a die-hard Rockets fan since birth (although I bleed Duke blue), it's normally difficult for me to cheer on or watch other NBA teams.
But Williams makes it easy to cheer for the men in green; the former No. 5 overall pick's hustle and pure passion for the game are truly beginning to shine this season in Boston.
While watching a pair of hoops games on Friday night (got to love that first free week of NBA League Pass), I was in awe watching a duo of former Dukies (Williams in Boston on one TV, J.J. Redick in Orlando on the other) put on a show.
Yes, it's very early in the season, but Williams has been beyond impressive thus far.
A proud new father and family man, Williams is the Celtics' new big man with a big heart.
And so far, he's putting up big numbers.
Keep up the solid work, Shelden. It's great to see a former Dukie shine in the spotlight...
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