[NBA] Boston owner with ‘unicorn’ in his arms…parting ways with Smart “will be missed”
“Porzingis is in his prime,”온라인카지노 “Smart will be missed.” The owner of the Boston Celtics expressed both excitement and regret.
Boston owner Wyke Grossbeck appeared on local media outlet NBC Sports on the 8th (KST) and gave his views on the offseason.
The Boston Celtics, one of the favourites to win the championship every season, have made major 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 per cent success rate) in 65 games. Injuries have plagued him throughout his career, but he marked 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 perceived weakness, and takes 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. He’s going to try to win a championship with us.”
But keeping Porzingis came at a cost. The Celtics lost their iconic “one-club man” Marcus Smart to Memphis. Smart reportedly broke down in tears upon learning of the trade.
“I remember his energy and his smile. He’s definitely going to be missed. He brought so much to Boston. He’s gone, but our friendship will live on.”