Neemias Queta is ready for a bigger role with the Boston Celtics – and it shows

Boston Celtics two way big man Neemias Queta has done about as much as anyone could have expected of him with the Celtics this season, already having far exceeded most expectations of how much the Portuguese center might help Boston’s contending roster while splitting his time with the Maine Celtics.

“This is what I’ve been pretty much waiting on,” shared Queta via the Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn of his growing opportunities with the team. “Being ready for these type of moments. I had two years to do that. And whenever it is my turn, just be ready and everything works itself out.”

“With time, the game’s just been slowing down for me, and I’m getting more comfortable on the court,” he added, music to the ears of Boston fans everywhere.

And while the Celtics would prefer him to get more capable defending in space — and he has been — his roots fighting for possessions in the paint remain his NBA motor.

“I feel like (that) is what brought me to the league, so I have to keep emphasizing being one of those players that does the dirty work,” he offered on his presence near the cup. “That’s definitely something I have in my game.”

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire