According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Clippers brought Robert Williams to Playa Vista for the second time on Tuesday in advance of Thursday’s NBA Draft. Williams previously worked out for the Clippers last week. Tuesday’s meeting reportedly featured a conversation with Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, a sign that the team is seriously considering the big man from Texas A&M with one of their late lottery picks.
Texas A & M's Robert Williams had a second visit with the Clippers on Tuesday, league sources tell ESPN. This one included a conversation with owner Steve Ballmer. Clippers have done significant study of Williams for its picks at 12 and 13.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2018
Wojnarowski also reported that Williams has declined his invitation to the green room at the NBA Draft, and will instead watch the proceedings with his family at home. We can really only guess as to whether this decision is at all related to his meeting withe Steve Ballmer and Clippers brass.
Source: Texas A & M's Robert Williams has informed the NBA that he's decided to spend draft night on Thursday in Shreveport, La., with friends and family. Williams had earned an invitation into the Green Room at the Barclays Center.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2018
To read more about Robert Williams, check out Trevor Magnotti’s breakdown of the young big man for Clips Nation.