Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis
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2017–18 NBA Stats
2018–19 NBA Projections
PTS
22.7
REB
6.6
AST
1.2
STL
0.8
BLK
2.4
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REB
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BLK
2017–18 Fantasy Outlook
Porzingis showed plenty improvement in his sophomore campaign, While a back and thigh injury ultimately kept him to 66 games played, he still took on even more minutes as one of the up-and-coming youngsters on New York's roster. He appeared to become more comfortable as a s... read more
Porzingis showed plenty improvement in his sophomore campaign, While a back and thigh injury ultimately kept him to 66 games played, he still took on even more minutes as one of the up-and-coming youngsters on New York's roster. He appeared to become more comfortable as a shooter, shooting 45 percent from the field on his way to 18.1 points per game. He also demonstrated a more well-refined three-point stroke, hitting 1.7 three-pointers per game at a respectable 35.7 clip from the field. That allowed the 7-foot-3 Latvian big man to stretch the floor, though his athleticism still allowed him to get to the basket when needed. Porzingis also chipped in 7.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists, while operating as one of the better young rim protectors with 2.0 blocks per game, good enough for fifth in the NBA. Porzingis enters the 2017-18 season with some question marks over his future with the organization. His name was brought up in multiple trade rumors, though the organization ultimately shut those down and expect Porzingis to be one of their building blocks of the future. Carmelo Anthony, on the other hand, is expected to be traded and that leaves Porzingis as the top returning scorer, putting even more pressure on the 22-year-old as he heads into his third season. Without Anthony demanding the ball at a high rate and stopping the flow of the offense, Porzingis should benefit with better numbers across the board, especially as a scorer. If he takes the leap that many expect, the potential uptick in Porzingis' usage could result in yet another breakout season for one of the higher upside players on the roster.
STATUS: Out    INJURY: Knee    EST. RETURN: 12/15/2018   
HT: 7'3"    WT: 240 lbs.    DOB: 8/2/1995    College: Latvia    Drafted: 1st Rd, #4 Overall in 2015Show Contract
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Kristaps Porzingis Contract Info:
Signed a two-year, $8.45 million contract with the Knicks in July of 2015. Knicks exercised $4.5 million team option for 2017-18 in October of 2016. Knicks exercised $5.7 million team option for 2018-19 in August of 2017.
Varying timetables given for return
FNew York Knicks
Knee
April 19, 2018
Knicks owner James Dolan said that Porzingis (knee) could miss the entire 2018-19 season, Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports. "I've been told everything from December to him being out for the season, so I don't know what to expect on that," Dolan said.
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Kristaps Porzingis 2017–18 Depth Chart Status
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  1. Kristaps Porzingis 2017–18 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Kristaps Porzingis 2016–17 Preseason Outlook
    Though some Knicks fans jeered Porzingis’ selection with the fourth overall pick in last June’s NBA Draft, it wouldn’t take long for the Latvian big man to take the Big Apple by storm. At 7-foot-3 with a massive wingspan and surprising mobility, Porzingis physical attributes alone allowed him to easily outclass his weak competition for the starting power forward role coming out of training camp, with former coach Derek Fisher carving out a 20-minute role for him to start the season. Thanks to his impressive size and athleticism and ability to stretch the floor, Porzingis quickly proved deserving of even more playing time while establishing himself as a potential franchise player for the Knicks. A shoulder injury robbed him of a few games to end the season, but Porzingis was still able to finish second in the Rookie of the Year balloting behind the Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns, ending the campaign with averages of 14.3 points, 7.3 boards, 1.9 blocks, 1.3 assists and 1.1 three-pointers in 28.4 minutes per game. At 21 years old, Porzingis has barely scratched the surface of his full potential and should be able to further refine his offensive game in 2016-17 while playing alongside one of the league’s premier defensive centers in Joakim Noah, who signed with the Knicks in free agency. On a less fortunate note, the addition of a shoot-first point guard in Derrick Rose may not enable Porzingis to notice a big jump in his shot attempts while Rose and Carmelo Anthony dominate most of the Knicks’ possessions, but Porzingis nonetheless stands to make more strides with his efficiency after shooting 42.1 percent from the floor as a rookie. Once he reaches his peak, Porzingis could consistently average 20 points and 10 rebounds with strong contributions in the blocks and three-pointers categories, making him an especially enticing asset in dynasty leagues.
  3. Kristaps Porzingis 2015–16 Preseason Outlook
    Drafted fourth overall this summer, Porzingis enters his first NBA season with high hopes from Knicks fans, even if his game is somewhat unfamiliar to most. A 20-year-old Latvian, Porzingis played last season for Sevilla (Spain) and averaged 10.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.0 block in 22 minutes per game across 34 league appearances. Additionally, he impressively shot 46 percent while averaging 1.1 three-pointers in 16 Eurocup games. For a player standing 7-3, Porzingis' shooting range and touch is rather unique, and his mobility allows him to be a factor by blocking shots. To that point, Porzingis averaged 1.8 blocks in 21 minutes per game during the Las Vegas Summer League. Nonetheless, Porzingis' noticeably slight frame figures to limit his effectiveness initially, as chiseled frontcourt players could overwhelm him defensively and on the boards. Knowing that, Porzingis is targeting to weigh around 240 pounds before training camp, when the Knicks' lack of depth at power forward creates an interesting opportunity for the rookie. While president Phil Jackson has projected Porzingis' playing time to gradually extend from 20 minutes per game, the youngster's rare combination of size, skills, and athleticism could make him an enticing late-round sleeper selection or dynasty league commodity.
Kristaps Porzingis News Updates
No elbow procedure needed
FNew York Knicks
Knee
April 16, 2018
Porzingis said Saturday that he won't require offseason surgery to address the swelling and soreness on his elbow that bothered him for significant portions of the 2017-18 campaign, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.
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Out at least 10 months
FNew York Knicks
Knee
February 13, 2018
Porzingis, who underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair the torn ACL in his left knee, is expected to miss at least 10 months, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.
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Surgery on tap for Tuesday
FNew York Knicks
Knee
February 12, 2018
Porzingis will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair the torn ACL in his left knee, Steve Popper of The Bergen Record reports.
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Tears ACL
FNew York Knicks
Knee
February 6, 2018
An MRI following Tuesday's game against the Bucks confirmed that Porzingis suffered an ACL tear in his left knee, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.
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