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Straight forward
11-23-2015, 12:09 AM
I think it's about time to have a separate thread to discuss this new sensation. Lately European posters argued that new generation lacks super stars. Well here you go - Porzingis looks like exactly the one who might be "next Dirk or Pau". Really impressive player, tougher, more athletic and more skilled than people thought. I think he surely the closest thing to Dirk since the "next Dirk" compaign begun. His shooting fundamentals are great and he can basically shoot over anybody with his size. And he's not some Bargnani who will only stick in the perimeter to look for his own shot. Porzingis crushers the boards, goes for nasty put backs. Moves well for his size. Looking forward if he'll be able to bring Latvian NT to another level.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmeVaxI5cEA

Picek
11-23-2015, 01:20 AM
against the Rockets he was even better with 24 points, 14 rebs and 7 blocks (!!!).
It's incredible how he needed less then 15 games to change the minds of NYK fans how were concerned about him being picked so high by the Knicks.
surely the best draft pick so far from the ones picked at the last draft.
but it remains to be seen if Latvian NT will benefit from that 'cause if I remember correctly Andris Biedrins was not always available for the NT duties either.
and if it is to be the case with Porzingis (and it already happened this summer) then this topic should be moved to NBA section.

c-myers
11-23-2015, 10:29 AM
Porzingis's potential is insane, definetly he is next big thing for euro basketball.It's really hilarious that Lakers passed up on Porzingis. Amazing player on both sides Knicks got the steal of the draft.

Joško Poljak Fan
11-23-2015, 10:45 AM
There were some questionmark with Porzingis prior to this season, however I'm glad I got this one right. Such a tall guy with such leg work and overall motorics as well as seemingly a very good head on his shoulders on top of that is a rarity no team should pass.

Towns and Okafor are also amazing talents, if it wasn't for that Porzingis would be a great candidate for NBA ROY in some other seasons.

stuart
11-23-2015, 04:44 PM
His calm and poise is going to serve him well. Everyone compares him to Dirk, but he's a better rebounder, better defender, better ball handler and has better post moves as a 20 year old. Porzingis is more like a 2015 version of Kevin Garnett with a three-point shot.

http://www.interbasket.net/news/18837/2015/11/kristaps-porzingis-dominates-houston-rockets/

Straight forward
11-24-2015, 03:24 PM
Porzingis is more like a 2015 version of Kevin Garnett with a three-point shot.


He's a bit less athletic than young Garnett, but taller as well. Another good 20pts, 14 rebounds performance for Porzingis. His minutes goes sky high lately.

As for Latvian NT, fans should hope he's much like Dirk when it's comes to NT. It would be a huge loss for this country to lose this super talent. It's not even Biedrins. I don't think he could make Latvian NT some true contender in FIBA tournaments, but to rise them to another level - yes. If he won't, god knows what type of player can.

BTW, now I kinda have a feeling that there are 2 types of truly dominant players in the game with a rare exception in Curry and Westbrook. One type is Jame's type - athletic, all around player who can cover 1-4 positions, but not exactly playing big under the boards, not making some fundamental defensive difference in the paint (besides Lebron it's Durant, Greek Freak of that type). Second type is Davis' type and I think it's the newest brand emerged to the NBA. It's athletic and really big 4 who can play 4-5 positions, has complete skill set, crushes the glasses and has perimeter game, three point shot. It's Porzingis who belongs to this category, also Aldridge and Boogie probably with a lesser degree.

slice me nice
11-24-2015, 09:19 PM
NYK fans thought he is a draft bust like Darko Milicic. Now their opinions have completely changed and they even started to compare him with Dirk. :D That's actually a good example of how NBA fans have bias towards European players. I really want this guy to be successful because those boos annoyed me a lot in draft night. Not a classy attitude but this unique guy is answering everyone on floor with this great performance. He was actually the only European whom I expected to make impact on NBA immediately. Definitely the most underrated player when it comes to praising. I had been sick of seeing hyping for Hezonja whole season but this guy never ever tasted this feeling and just did his job in Spain last season. Wish the best for him.

Joško Poljak Fan
11-25-2015, 03:13 PM
I like the guy. When asked about the kid who took a crying selfie when Porzingis was drafted, Kristaps said: I heard he bought my jersey by now. :D

Straight forward
12-01-2015, 12:18 AM
He already has a grand story about him just after his first 18 games:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3-hrykbA8w

CKR13
02-01-2016, 09:54 PM
Porzingis will make a decision whether to suit up for NT in the OQT or further improve via self-training.
http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/new-york-knicks-kristaps-porzingis-olympics-summer-league-latvia-national-team-020116

Straight forward
02-01-2016, 10:42 PM
Porzingis will make a decision whether to suit up for NT in the OQT or further improve via self-training.
http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/new-york-knicks-kristaps-porzingis-olympics-summer-league-latvia-national-team-020116

Well, that's bad news for Latvian fans. He's nothing like Nowitzki or Pau Gasol when it comes to NT. He already skipped one tournament and he's thinking about skipping other.

serbianhoops
02-02-2016, 07:11 PM
Everyone wants to watch the opposition between Jokić and Porzingis but Bjelica against Bertans isn't a bad matchup either.

Modis
01-08-2017, 04:37 PM
Look at this Baltic connection Kuzminskas and Porzingis.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dpLCiqyH680

allan_373
01-14-2017, 09:59 AM
Porzingis should play for his National Team,He is difficult to contain.

Straight forward
11-13-2017, 01:44 AM
How about Porzingis this season? I mean 30,5pts per game, 7 boards, 2.3 blocks...

Europe has 3 amazing talents at the moment - Giannis, Porzingis and Jokic.

Serbian_Layup
11-13-2017, 06:59 AM
Porzingis is having a phenomenal season. With Anthony gone, I expected him to take 20+ shots per game, but I never expected him to shoot the ball with such a high efficiency. 30 ppg on a 51% shooting clip is nothing short of amazing. On top of that, he is becoming a great rim protector. I don't know if he is riding the hot hand at the moment, but if he sustains this level of efficiency while scoring 25-30 points on a daily basis, it's going to impact the Knicks team in a huge way and turn their franchise around. If his shooting percentage doesn't drop below, lets say 47-48%, and he keeps improving his defensive prowess, especially rebounding, he will impact the game on both ends of the floor at the highest possible level. The key for him will be to stay effective while jacking up 20+ shots per game. That is the key for any player taking so many shots.

pohani komarac
11-13-2017, 12:04 PM
How about Porzingis this season? I mean 30,5pts per game, 7 boards, 2.3 blocks...

Europe has 3 amazing talents at the moment - Giannis, Porzingis and Jokic.

Finally Europe found replacemants for old ones Dirk, Pau, Parker

But they don't look like they shere their patriotisam.