J.R. Giddens, speaking by phone with WEEI.com Thursday evening, said that he was excited for the opportunity to enter a new organization after the trade that sent Nate Robinson and Marcus Landry from the Knicks to the Celtics in exchange for Giddens, Eddie House and Bill Walker. Even so, the second-year player, whom the Celtics selected in the first round (30th overall) of the 2008 draft, suggested that it will be "bittersweet" to leave an organization that has helped his basketball development.
"I think that I was like the little brother to everybody out there, so everybody kind of passed on a little bit of knowledge to me. From the head of the organization down, I’ve had so many heartfelt conversations with even trainers, ball boys, doctors, some of the veterans, some of the young guys, everybody," Giddens said. "When you’re a young guy on the team, everybody has some wisdom to give you. So I’ve learned so much that I just feel blessed to be in that position. Now hopefully if the situation’s different, I can apply that on court in New York or wherever I get my chance."
To read Giddens' comments on the deal, click here.
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