Celtics sign first-rounder Williams

First-round pick Robert Williams signed a four-year deal with the Boston Celtics on Thursday.Terms were not disclosed but Williams, the 27th overall pick out of Texas A&M, is scheduled to make $1.65 million as a rookie according to the NBA’s wage scale.Williams is slated to play for the Celtics’ summer league team after getting off on the wrong foot as a pro.First, Williams slept through a day-after conference call with reporters following the NBA draft.Even after a side conversation with team officials, Williams missed his flight from Louisiana to Boston before the first summer league practice.

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Cespedes thrives in return, Mets beat Yankees 7-5

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