Blake Griffin has most effective spent two weeks with the Boston Celtics since signing a one-year contract previous this month however his new teammates have already left moderately an impact on him.
The 33-year-old ahead has spoken about how welcome he’s felt through his new squad in addition to praising the adulthood stage of the gang, noting it’s been a refreshing trade from his earlier stops across the NBA.
Those subtle jabs at his former teams endured on Wednesday evening amid Griffin’s reward for his new house. The former No. 1 pick out total gave the impression with the remainder of his teammates as a part of a Celtics Shamrock Foundation fundraiser, which raised cash for babies all over the group.
Griffin spoke about his time with his new staff to this point in a panel with a number of avid gamers on Thursday evening and couldn’t assist however rave about Boston’s follow conduct as a staff, one thing that gave the impression to be a subject in fresh stops in Brooklyn and/or Detroit.
“The first thing I really realized right away is how serious this team is and how mature this team is and how much they care about winning,” Griffin mentioned by means of NBC Sports Boston. “If you heard everyone speak right here, they talk about working, building a foundation and getting to that point. I’ve been fortunate enough to play with a lot of good players and been on some good teams. Every team in the NBA wants to emulate the result of success, not every time wants to emulate the process of achieving success.
“That’s the thing I’ve noticed about this team. I’ve only been here 10 days but every day, these guys come to practice — it starts at the top with JT, JB, Marcus, Al — when they come to practice, there’s a purpose. You’d probably be surprised to know in the NBA, that doesn’t happen everyday. That’s been eye-opening and refreshing and I’m here to be a part of that and help that.”
Griffin made his debut with the Celtics remaining week towards the Hornets in preseason motion and is anticipated to be a rotation large for them throughout the primary part of the season with Rob Williams and Danilo Gallinari sidelined.
“I’m honored to be on this team,” Griffin mentioned. “I’ve learned from these guys already in these first 10 days but I think that’s something that’s very special. They’ve fallen in love with the process of becoming great and that’s the most important step to being great.”
Those certain emotions were reciprocated through his teammates to this point.
“He’s a great guy to have around, has a lot of perspective about the game,” Al Horford mentioned at follow this week. “It’s just been nice to have him around. He’s a vet that gets it. He wants to be part of winning, he wants to do big things. He’s fit right in quickly. He’s one of us already. He kind of fits in and we’re just, all of us looking to take this journey together.”
Griffin will make his common season debut for the Celtics towards the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday evening.