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Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis
Position: C
Born: 08/02/95
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $4,131,720
Kristaps Porzingis: I watched a lot of KG’s videos growing up with Janis. We watched how KG made his moves in the post and a lot of his dunks. KG’s a beast. He’s somebody I looked up to. We also watched a lot of Anthony Davis and Dirk Nowitzki. Anthony is a freak athlete, and I just love watching him dunking the ball and running the floor. I love how he attacks and does his moves. He’s really aggressive, and I like that. And Dirk, it’s just how he gets that little space and gets his shot off with his one-legged fadeaway. It’s unguardable, and it’s something I want to learn.
via Bleacher Report
While the game is pretty fast like the ACB league in Spain, it’s more physical than in Europe, especially because I’ve been playing the 5. But it’s mostly the same basketball. The first coach I had in Seville was American, Scott Roth, and we were playing this kind of defense in the ACB league. I would say like 60, 70 percent of what we do now is similar to the stuff we did with Scott and Audie Norris, my other American coach who also taught me the bank shot. I shoot it all the time now. In Europe, we called it “blue” on defense when a point guard steps on the side and then the big helps down, like icing a pick-and-roll to the sideline. Here, it’s “push.” And in a middle pick-and-roll, here it’s “weak” because you force the opponent to his weak hand. Just different names, but the same stuff.
via Bleacher Report