– Kristaps Porzingis is currently ranked fourth in true shooting in the 2023-24 NBA season
– He has expressed that he is “much more effective” as a third or fourth option on a championship contender team
– Boston Celtics are the odds-on favorites to win the 2024 championship, according to some NBA betting sites
Kristaps Porzingis says he’s “much more effective” as a third or fourth option on a true contender in Boston than he was as No. 1 and 2 options in previous stints in New York, Dallas and Washington, D.C.
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Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis has been a standout player in the early 2023-24 NBA season, ranking fourth overall in efficiency after initially leading the league. Through 10 starts, he is averaging 19.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.3 blocks per game while shooting career bests of 56.5% from the floor and 40.8% from beyond the arc.
Porzingis has expressed that he feels “much more effective” as a third or fourth option on a true contender in Boston compared to his previous stints as a primary and secondary option in other teams. This is evident in his performance on the court, such as scoring 30 points in the season opener against the New York Knicks, the most points scored in a Celtics debut in franchise history.
In addition to his offensive prowess, Porzingis also ranks high in other statistical categories, being 17th in blocks, fourth in offensive rating, and 20th in block percentage. These impressive numbers are expected to continue throughout the season, with projections of averaging 24.9 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.7 blocks per game.
Overall, Porzingis has proven to be a valuable addition to the Boston Celtics, excelling in his role as a key player on the team. With his ability to adapt and contribute effectively on both ends of the court, he is poised to make a significant impact on the team’s success in the 2023-24 season.