NBC Sports Boston’s Chris Forsberg was sky-high on the signee to the final Boston Celtics two-way contract slot, Neemias Queta, saying that it’s “easy to see” why the former Sacramento Kings fan-favorite was beloved in Northern California.
“Ultimately, Boston is adding a young 7-footer who has only scratched the surface of his potential,” Forsberg prefaced before saying, “Watch any highlight mix and you’ll find him sprinting the floor, blocking shots, and finishing with both hands around the basket. It’s easy to see how he was a fan favorite in Sacramento.”
With a player coming in with so much hype, Celtics fans may want to see a longer leash for Queta, who is still raw heading into his third season in the Association. The front office may have its own motives for wanting Queta to shine in training camp.
If Queta can outplay Luke Kornet, the $2.4 million owed to the latter could be cut at no cost prior to opening night. Boston can then sign Queta for a multi-season deal of similar value, and avoid any future guarantees to continue being flexible in a highly-expensive era of the current roster in the coming years.