Robert Williams III is reportedly available by trade just months after being dealt by the Boston Celtics to the Portland Trail Blazers -- with Bleacher Report's Chris Haynes revealing as much on his "This League" podcast.
“There are some teams that are pondering making a move for Robert Williams,” Haynes said (h/t MassLive). “Now, I know Robert Williams is out for the season ... but teams feel like he would be somebody that could get on the cheap right now and allow him to continue recovering, continue rehabbing in hopes that he can blossom back into the Robert Williams that we’ve seen when he was playing at a high level with the Boston Celtics.
“The Blazers will be very open. That’s not up for debate. If they get the right deal in place, they will be open. ... Robert Williams is somebody that is definitely available.”
Fellow traded former Boston Celtics second unit stud on trade block too
Malcolm Brogdon is also on the trade block, with the Trail Blazers having a fire sale for all of their win-now role players. Brogdon has been linked to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Lakers, and New York Knicks, two of which would have him in a bench role.
The Lakers can offer Brogdon the starting spot D'Angelo Russell will lose when he's likely included in this offer. Minnesota isn't unseating Mike Conley, and it' take hell to freeze over for the Knicks to do that to Jalen Brunson.
After Brogdon's relationship with the Celtics deteriorated following a botched trade attempt, Portland must know that his name being in rumors is already the end of the road for him in the Rose City. Where he goes next could likely swing a postseason series or two, so stay tuned until the trade deadline.
Because Brogdon is a goner.