Have you ever seen this 7’3 “unicorn” who is just destroying the whole NBA and is going to be the best ever. Kristaps Porzingis this year is averaging 18.2 points per game and already has 982 points and 391 rebounds. Everyone wants him in the next few years because they know how much he will dominant in a few years. Not many big men in basketball can shoot but he can do anything on the court defense,shooting, and dunking on people.
Everyone is wondering if he will be the Knicks future in the next 5 years. A kid went to the draft and not one person knew who Kristaps was. Kristaps is more than a player he is the biggest leader I've ever seen. In 2015 when Kristaps was drafted when he first played not 1 person wanted him and the first year he played he was unbelievable.
At the draft when the Knicks picked Kristaps no one knew who he was and the kid started crying. Now the kid is so happy at the games because he is such a great player and he even got to meet him. After this kids “I'm skinny and i'm light. Strong guys can still push me around. But i will fight back,and be aggressive and never back down from anybody.”-Kristaps Porzingis.
This is a tough part now,’’ Porzingis said. “It’s very hard to make the playoffs, but mindset for me is to go out every game and making sure I give it my all. That way once the season is over, I have no feeling of regret. You can just give everything on the court. Even if the season wasn’t the way you wanted it to be, at least we can sleep at night.’’
Kristaps Porzingis is trying to find a silver lining in the Knicks’ disappointing season. The team should try to find Porzingis more on offense.This isn’t about tanking for a better draft pick. It’s about seeing if Porzingis can handle being the go-to guy, because that’s what management envisions happening in the very near future. If not, team president Phil Jackson would not have tried to...
On the surface, Porzingis' numbers look fine: 18.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game. He's drilling 37.2 percent of his three-pointers. He's still a 7'3" center with a guard's skillset. He's still 21. He's still the dazzling unicorn New Yorkers and the NBA love.
This season, he's faced Dirk Nowitzki early in his career: Teams are slotting smaller and stronger defenders onto him (the Boston Celtics often have the 6'4" Marcus Smart) who are quick to stick with him off the bounce but can also get up in Porzingis' chest and push him off his spot.