Traded former Boston Celtics lottery pick Aaron Nesmith “holds no hard feelings” towards the organization after the July 9 trade that brought a fellow guard who’s been traded by the Cs, Malcolm Brogdon, and sent Nesmith to the Indiana Pacers — this, at least, according to MassLive’s Brian Robb.
“Nesmith holds no hard feelings for the Celtics after the deal and speaks fondly of his time with the team before the next chapter especially what he learned on the defensive end,” Robb wrote.
Nesmith did hold what Bleacher Report tweeted — a photo of Spongebob Squarepants holding a paperclip and string with the caption “what the Celtics gave up for Brogdon” — against the media company, however.
“As soon as the trade happened, I saw the tweet and I saved it immediately,” Nesmith said. “I’m someone who I do take things personally and that helps make me better. It’s what drives me to go to the gym at night, so the tweet was always on my mind for sure. I saved it in my favorites. Sometimes if I’m having a good day or something, I open up the photos and it’s in there. Just makes me want to go to the gym.
“Everybody’s entitled to their own opinions, but when you have a legitimate, like, source or whatever tweets it, holds more weight. More people see it.”
Aaron Nesmith underwhelms against Boston Celtics in shocking 155-104 loss
Nesmith underwhelmed against the Celtics on November 1, but that was understandable considering the absence of Tyrese Haliburton. But what was far less understandable was how poor the Pacers’ defense looked in a shocking 155-104 loss on November 1.
Nesmith’s 4/9 night resulted in nine points, but four fouls and a 1/6 shooting performance from beyond the arc ultimately soured the showing as a whole. Luckily, or rather unluckily, the rest of his team helped take away the attention in the embarrassing rout.