Kristaps Porzingis Sets the Record Straight on Desire for Solo Spotlight in NBA CareerNovember 14, 2023
Former Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis rebuts the idea that he only ever wanted a team of his own and says it was a narrative that was falsely pushed. Porzingis believes that the NBA is now a guard league, and it was never an issue for him to play with somebody. He shared his new perspective on life and his role on a stacked Celtics team while still relishing the opportunity to play against his former team, the Knicks. He credits New York’s defensive game plan against the pick-and-pop for the hot start against his old team. Ironically, Porzingis, who is now playing for Boston, was a big contributor to the Celtics’ 114-98 win over the Knicks on Monday. He had a game-high plus-19 in 33 minutes and scored 21 points. His impact has been valuable as he fits seamlessly into his new role as a third or fourth option on a true contender in Boston.