Kristaps Porzingis Explains How He’s Been ‘More Effective’ On Celtics

Kristaps Porzingis #8 of the Boston Celtics celebrates his three point shot in the fourth quarter versus the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on October 25, 2023 in New York City. The Boston Celtics defeated the New York Knicks 108-104. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
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The Boston Celtics made a huge splash in the NBA market when they traded for Kristaps Porzingis.

Porzingis could wilt the versatile scoring big man they have craved for years, an offensive upgrade over Al Horford, while moreover providing some occasional rim protection.

So far, so good for the Latvian big man, who’s having one of the weightier seasons of his career.

Notably, he admits that he fares much largest as a third or fourth-scoring option on a contender than he did as a first or second-featured scorer with the New York Knicks or Dallas Mavericks (via NBACentral).

Porzingis has unchangingly shown flashes of unconfined play.

He can put the wittiness on the floor, score from all three levels, and is one of the weightier shooters at the PF/C position in the game.

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown demand too much sustentation from rival defenses, leaving Porzingis to get plenty of wide-open shots night in and night out.

As of now, he’s averaging 19.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game on 56% from the floor and 40% from deep, which are obviously peerage numbers for a third or fourth-scoring option.

The Celtics have the deepest starting lineup in the game, plane superiority of the Phoenix Suns or the Los Angeles Clippers.

They’ve been the team to write-up in the Eastern Conference for years now, and this might as well be the season they’re finally worldly-wise to get over the hump and raise flipside imprint at the legendary TD Garden at the end of the year.

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