With opening night looming, the time feels right to dive into the first edition of the 2018-19 season player power rankings as we preview what to expect from each player for the year ahead. We will continue to take a monthly snapshot of this group as the season progresses.
Let’s get to the rankings:
14. Robert Williams: The rookie had an impressive preseason campaign, showing glimpses of his defensive versatility by guarding smaller players on the perimeter in big spots. His athleticism and shot blocking came as advertised for the two-time SEC defensive player of the year, but his screen setting and overall offensive game will need reps all year long to turn into the center the Celtics ultimately want him to be. For now, he’s stuck at the bottom of a crowded depth chart but the guess here is that he won’t be in this spot for very long. Maine Red Claws fans should enjoy watching the strides he makes over the next few months in his stints up north.