Boston owner laughs at ‘unicorn’ in his arms
“Porzingis is in his prime,” “Smart will be missed.” The owner of the Boston Celtics expressed both excitement and regret.
Boston owner Wyck Grossbeck appeared on local media outlet ‘NBC Sports’ on the 8th (KST) 바카라사이트 and shared his views on the offseason.
The Boston Celtics, one of the favorites to win the championship every season, have made some big changes. They acquired a new option in Kristaps Porzingis in a three-way trade with the Memphis Grizzlies and Washington Wizards.
Porzingis had a career-high season last season, averaging 23.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 2.1 three-pointers per game (38.5% success rate) in 65 games. Injuries have plagued him throughout his career, but he signaled a resurgence by playing in 60-plus games for the first time since the 2016-2017 season (66).
Porzingis’ arrival also bolsters Boston’s frontcourt, which has been a weak spot, and takes some pressure off the one-two punch of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
Grossbeck was also pleased. “Porzingis is a dedicated, seasoned player. I was really impressed with his desire to be a part of the team. I’m very happy that we were able to bring him to Boston.”
“I think this is Porzingis’ prime, and there were a lot of teams that wanted him, but he chose Boston. We are confident that he will work with us to win a championship.”
But keeping Porzingis came at a cost. Marcus Smart, the team’s iconic “one-club man,” was shipped to Memphis. Smart reportedly broke down in tears upon learning of the trade.
“I remember his energy and smile,” Grossbeck said. He will be missed. He brought so much to Boston. He’s gone, but our friendship will live on.”