Did the Celtics get away with highway robbery in trading for Kristaps Porzingis?


The Boston Celtics didn’t take long to pivot from their disappointing Game 7 loss to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals, opting to trade for former All-Star Kristaps Porzingis ahead of the 2023 NBA offseason. The deal may have cost Boston its veteran leader in Marcus Smart, but by some accounts, the Celtics are a lot more potent following the move.

Porzingis is one of the most unique talents in professional basketball. The 27-year-old Latvian big man combines strong defensive instincts with dynamic scoring output. He can shoot the 3-ball just as comfortably as he can ring the bell with a dunk, and just as swat an opposing shot on the other end. Injury concerns notwithstanding, Porzingis is a special player.

Boston all landed a bit of draft capital in the deal, sweetening the pot further. By some estimates, the Kristaps Porzingis trade was a home run for the Celtics. For more, check out why the folks at the And One Hoops YouTube channel think the Boston Celtics Kristaps Porzingis trade was nothing short of highway robbery.

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