Three Years Later, Who Is Kristaps? Dirk or the Field?

On June 25, 2015, New York Knicks fans at the Barclays Center booed Kristaps Porzingis after Adam Silver announced the Knicks selected Porzingis with the 4th pick in the NBA Draft. A 7-foot 3-inch power forward who averaged 11 points and 4 rebounds playing in Spain, Knicks fans were enraged. Yet after his 3rd season,…

The Porzingis Recipe: Brotherhood and Loyalty

Run DMC, 50 Cent, Notorious B.I.G, and Kristaps Porzingis are all millionaires who have called New York their home during their heyday. The latter entry on that list has a lot to prove in his early career, but much like his New York counterparts, Kristaps Porzingis hasn’t gotten this far on his own. Born August…

No Sophomore Slump In the Porzingis World

Regardless of how the Phil Jackson era will be interpreted once Jackson has left the Knicks franchise, he will forever have an enduring footprint. He was the one responsible for Kristaps Porzingis. Amidst the hollow days of the Knicks future with veterans barely hanging on to their prime, Porzingis represents hope for a team that…

Kristaps Porzingis and the Rookie Wall

In a war with their bodies, once the All-Star break is over, the physical consequences begin to sink in as rookies try to balance fatigue, exhaustion and performance. Pat Riley called “the peripheral opponent” everything not associated with the game; that too can effect concentration. The NBA season is too long, too physical, too tiring. Rookies…

The Big Three: Towns, Okafor, Porzingis

NBA rookies are off to a tremendous start. The battle for NBA Rookie of the Year is a fight between the league’s new big men. Karl-Anthony Towns, 7-0, is showing that he already is one of the best big men in the league. Jahlil Okafor, 6-11, is offensively dominant, and Kristaps Porzingis, 7-3, is outperforming expectations. Rookies Points Rebounds…