Block by Kristaps Porzingis in the third quarter
- January 22, 2020
- 6:19 PM
Kristaps Porziņģis (por-ZING-is), aka the Unicorn, was drafted in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2015 NBA Draft after three seasons in Spain’s ACB League.
Porziņģis (7’3″, 240 lbs) was voted to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2015-16, finishing second to Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns in media balloting for KIA NBA Rookie of the Year. Within his rookie year he was also voted three-time KIA NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month. Winner of 2017 Taco Bell Skills Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. Porziņģis, after just three seasons, already ranks sixth on all-time Knicks career list in blocks (378). Owns one career 40+ scoring game, fourteen 30+ scoring games, and seventeen career 20-10 games. In his short career he has averaged 17. 8 points per game, 7. 1 rebounds per game, 2.03 blocks per game while shooting 44% from the field.
The All-Star big man was traded to the Mavericks in January along with guards Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee and Trey Burke. MFFL’s have big hopes for KP to help lead a young and resurgent Mavs team in the 2019-2020 season.