Porzingis’ Success in Boston Not a Surprise to Ex-Teammate

Kristaps Porzingis has been a fan favorite no matter where he’s played, most of that is due to his personality. In Washington his performance on the court helped as well. One former teammate, Kyle Kuzma, has spoken out about the early success that Porzingis has seen with the Boston Celtics.

“KP, man, he’s such a great dude,” Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma told reporters after Porzingis and the Green earned a 126-107 victory at Capital One Arena, per Celtics reporter Taylor Snow. “He made a huge impact here, he was a great locker room guy. Everybody loved him.”

“I’m happy for him. He has a chance to really do something that he wants to do in his career,” Kuzma told reporters. “He’s never really had that opportunity to play on a contending type of team. And he fits in seamlessly over there, not really having to do too much — blocking a few shots, hit a few threes. He just looks like he’s having a lot of fun so I’m happy for him.”

To some the success that Porzingis has seen in Boston is looked at as a surprise. To those that know him and the players who have played with him its not. Sure, it might still be early. So far its looked like Porzingis might have been a missing piece. He complements both Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. He’s already shown us the kind of potential that this team can have with him healthy. Boston has jumped out to a 3-0 start in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1975-1977, they’ve done so with intense play on both sides of the ball.


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