Robert Williams is returning to his high-flying ways in practice

Boston Celtics big man Robert Williams has been back at practice since last week, and he hasn’t been shy about displaying one of the best attributes: his athleticism.

According to MassLive.com’s Tom Westerholm, Williams dunked on teammate Grant Williams during a recent practice. A second-year player out of Texas A&M, Robert Williams has been out since Dec. 9 with a hip injury. Before missing time to injury, Williams had played in 19 games, scoring 3.9 points per game and grabbing 4.6 rebounds per game.

As one of the Celtics’ best high-flyers, Williams has thrown down 18 dunks this season, per Basketball Reference. He slammed 26 dunks last season in 32 games.

“He’s dunking at like 13 feet right now so he looks fine by my non-medical eyes,” Brad Stevens said, per Westerholm. “But it’s all about the scan at the end of the week. If ramping him up has provided no increase in issues, then he’s ready to go. If the scan doesn’t look good we’re back to square one.”

Per Westerholm, Williams is slated to be evaluated at the end of this week. Stevens said if Williams doesn’t experience any problems, then he’ll be cleared to play.

The Celtics will finish their four-game road trip Wednesday against the Utah Jazz, with tip off set for 10:30 p.m. EST.

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