- Rim Runner
- Athlete: Nimble and powerful at the same time
- Lob Threat: Dude lives in the dunker spot, has a zip code there
- PnR Defense: Switchability due to massive wingspan and good lateral movement
- Solid Passer, especially for his position
- Rim Protection! Covers help-side ground in a hurry, elite shot blocker
- Measurables: Standing reach and wingspan are massive, has good weight to him
- Jumper: No consistency in form
- Post Game: Nonexistent, lacks touch
- For such a large person, why are his screens so weak?
- Engaged defender, but lacks fundamentals and discipline
- Bam Adebayo
- DeAndre Jordan
- Amir Johnson
Tier and Picks
- Tier 3/4
- Picks 13-16
- 240 lbs
- 7’5” Wingspan
10 years ago, Robert Williams may have been a top-7 pick.
Unfortunately, the NBA has changed in ways that have outpaced Mr. Williams. Of course, rim protectors will always be valuable, along with good rebounders and guys who can guard 1-5. Yet, the League is crawling with stretch 5s, guys who will pull Williams away from doing what he does best – protecting the paint. You can still get 32-36 good minutes from Williams in a playoff game; however, will he close out those same games when teams finish with small lineups? Probably not. Drafting Williams in the 10-14 range is good, but I would aim to get him 13-16. In modern PnR offenses, Williams will show great use as a lob threat. Also, his defensive potential is akin to DeAndre Jordan. Positional value has driven down Williams’ stock, yet we saw the impact a shot blocker like Gobert had on the Jazz. You know what you are getting with Williams but, is it what you want during the last 5 minutes of a playoff game?