The Boston Celtics made one move at the trade deadline and it was for veteran sharpshooting big man Mike Muscala.
In his first game for Boston on Friday might vs the Charlotte Hornets, Muscala led the bench with 12-points, making 4-of-8 from behind the arc.
After the game, Jayson Tatum was asked about what he thought about Muscala’s Celtics debut and this is what he said during postgame.
“That’s big time. To come to a new team, never practiced with us, to come in and knock down your first shot. Just as a basketball player I know how good that felt. We can just see how important he can be for us.”
Tatum acknowledged just how good Muscala is to be able to perform the way he did without having any practice time with the team. He’s a true professional now in his 10th NBA season.
It’s great to see another trade acquisition start well for Brad Stevens, who traded for Derrick White at last years deadline.
Muscala is poised to carve a role for himself in Boston in more ways than one.
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