After a lot of disappointment with last year’s performance as a team, Danny Ainge’s new additions to the Boston Celtics are seemingly going to make this team fun to watch again.
Enes Kanter is a giant with a bigger heart, as described in this Vice feature by Michael Pina. He is a generous man, from accounts within the piece, who has taken a stand for something he believes in with his activism with his home country of Turkey.
The new rookies, Carsen Edwards, Romeo Langford, Grant Williams, Tacko Fall and Tremont Waters, are already best friends it seems. Their Instagram stories have been filled with laughs and goofiness; it’s refreshing.
Scene from practice yesterday: Tacko Fall gives Grant Williams a hug on his way off court.
Grant: “Tacko’s my guy! … He’s a big boy. He’s massive. I feel like I’m a baby [next to him]. I gave him a hug just now and he enveloped me. I’ve never felt that way in my life." https://t.co/RiibdOQz0U
The Celtics new star Kemba Walker has already gone on ESPN to flash his trademark smile and explain his decision to come to Boston. Kemba is a willing a passer, something Kyrie Irving was not always in his last year in Boston, which will help engage his teammates and create a better on court product. Hopefully under Kemba there will be less long range 2's and more ball movement.
Last year’s team was full of controversy and they just did not seem to have fun. Fans want to see a team that plays basketball with fire and has a good time doing it.