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Neemias Queta: This Portuguese Man O' War ain't no jellyfish

 The Celtics rugged center, Neemias Queta, is starting to prove that this Portuguese Man O' War will never be described as a jellyfish (per Wikipedia):


"The Portuguese man o' war is a conspicuous member of the neuston, It has numerous venomous microscopic nematocysts which deliver a painful sting powerful enough to kill fish, and has been known to occasionally kill humans. Although it superficially resembles a jellyfish, the Portuguese man o' war is in fact a siphonophore." 

Queta is an absolute handful for opponents under the rim. He uses his 7-foot, 250-lb. frame to roughhouse his way to the hoop for layups and battle repeatedly for missed shots, particularly off the offensive glass. In the two road games versus the Warriors and Kings, he took down a total of 16 rebounds in limited minutes. Ten-of-the-16 were offensive boards.

He is also a combined (2 games) 8-of-16 from the field for 50% accuracy. Queta's career stats show a FG% of .487 and (per-36-minutes) 11.8 rebounds per game (5.5 of which are offensive).

His layups resulting from offensive boards can not be termed "easy baskets" because he works so hard for them, much like former NBA superstar, Moses Malone. Jellyfish? Not this guy. Neemias, welcome to Boston!


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