Kristaps Porzingis and Jrue Holiday had to present themselves as the perfect fit for the Boston Celtics, and it was about more than just looking good; they needed to make it seem like adding them to the team was an obvious choice. Their performance had to be so impressive that it would make fans wonder why they hadn’t been with the team all along, to the point where they might even forget the names of current players like Marcus Smart, Robert Williams III, Malcolm Brogdon, and Grant Williams while Porzingis and Holiday were on the court.
Remarkably, they managed to do just that.
Even though they haven’t played a single minute for the Celtics in a regular-season game yet, both players have already given strong indications that a successful season lies ahead. Porzingis, in particular, has shown great promise in this regard, but it’s important to note that Holiday wasn’t brought in to be the Celtics’ primary third scoring option, which we’ll delve into later.
While the initial data looks promising, what’s the reason behind this optimism despite the fact that their performance has not officially counted yet?