Video: Payton Pritchard talks moving across the country and the chip he plays with on his shoulder
Celtics stand out rookie Payton talks about moving from the west coast to the east coast and the transition that has been. His story is actually more unique than the typical west coast Celtics draftee. Previous draft picks have all gotten to come to Boston in late June after the draft when it's warm. They may talk about the adjustment that will come with their first Boston winter months down the road, but Pritchard was drafted a week before Thanksgiving, so Winter was just about to hit Boston. Not to mention Payton (and Aaron Nesmith) had less time to find a place to live, no summer league, an abbreviated training camp and only a couple preseason games.
Pritchard also talks about the proverbial chip he has on his shoulder. I feel like you hear that a lot, but the most famous guy I remember saying it was fellow Celtic Paul Pierce.