Ex-Boston Celtics starter believes Kristaps Porzingis's return spells trouble for the league

Boston is missing their star big man, Kristaps Porzingis, due to injury; however, a former Celtic thinks his comeback will cause problems for the remaining teams.
Former Celtic Marcus Morris and Jayson Tatum.
Former Celtic Marcus Morris and Jayson Tatum. / Adam Glanzman/GettyImages

Kristaps Porzingis is seeking a return to the hardwood to give Joe Mazzulla's squad the 100 percent strength needed to raise another trophy and add another banner to the rafters of the TD Garden.

Boston has slid past the Heat and Cavaliers, both by a 4-1 series victory; however, Marcus Morris spoke his mind regarding the impact of Porzingis's presence and what that means for the rest of the teams remaining.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, he foresees Porzingis returning spelling trouble for the league's remaining playoff teams.

“I think they’re definitely suited to make a good run," Morris said (h/t Boston.com). "They get the big fella [Kristaps Porzingis] back, and I think they will definitely be a problem.”

The Celtics have successfully reached the Eastern Conference Finals without much help from their starting center; a testament to how good this team is.

Sure, the narratives of Boston having an "easy path" linger, but that's all part of it. Injuries stink, but they're a part of the game, after all.

One thing's for sure: there's no taking away the resiliency this team comprises or how impactful every player is.

Now, the thought of adding Porzingis back into the lineup makes it tougher for them to be taken down. A seven-footer who can let it rain from deep like it's nothing and from a distance coming back sounds disastrous for the Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Dallas Mavericks.

What else did the former Ex-Boston Celtics starter have to say?

Morris refers to the Celtics team as "dogs," meaning "elite players," or whatever you'd like to call it; it's all subjective, of course. Regardless, the Cs still have highly talented players, from Jayson Tatum to Derrick White and even long-time veteran Al Horford.

“A couple of years back, being a part of this team with a lot of the guys that are actually there now, I think they’ve got some great players over there,” Morris said. “Man, they’ve got some dogs.

The Cavalier averaged 13.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in his last season in Massachusetts as a starter.

Taking everything into account, the Latvian big man is expected to miss both Games 1 and 2 against the Indiana Pacers, but the Celtics have the recipe to combat anything that comes their way moving forward.