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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: $4,317,720
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While Kristaps Porzingis admitted to sliding into the DMs, Devin Booker preferred taking the high road of sorts saying, “Maybe, maybe. I’m not going to tell on myself.” Alexis also questioned them about everyone’s favorite app at the moment, Pokémon Go, to see if they’re in on the craze. “Yes, a lot,” Jordan Clarkson said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if you see me running out here on the red carpet after a while, chasing Pokémon.” Clearly, whether you’re out in these streets or on the red carpet, when you gotta catch ’em all, it means you don’t take a single day off.
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Ian Begley: There’s been plenty of noise in New York about 2017 free agent and Russell Westbrook and the Knicks in the last two days. Westbrook’s free agency is 12 months away, so it’s probably foolish to make any bold proclamations about his future right now. But here’s one thing worth noting on the Knicks/Westbrook dynamic: Westbrook is a big fan of Kristaps Porzingis and has been impressed by his game, according to league sources. Would Porzingis’ presence lead Westbrook to New York? Who knows? Again, his free agency is 12 months away. Plenty can happen between now and then. The Vertical reported in February that the Knicks and Porzingis have Westbrook’s “attention.” But the Knicks now have a point guard on the roster in Derrick Rose, also a 2017 free agent. New York would obviously need to let Rose walk away next summer to pursue Westbrook. The Knicks would also have to clear some additional cap space to have enough money for Westbrook, but they wouldn’t have to move heaven and earth to do so. Also worth noting on the Knicks/Westbrook dynamic: New York assistant coach Josh Longstaff has a strong relationship with Westbrook from his days as a video coordinator/player development coach in Oklahoma City.
Could Smiley, the longtime proprietor of a fledgling pro-am in Watts, California, really turn down an icon like Bryant, a five-time champion with the Los Angeles Lakers? Either way, Dino did. So when Porzingis’ people posed the same scenario to Smiley, he knew how to respond. “I don’t mean to laugh,” Smiley replied, “but Kobe Bryant asked us that in 2011, and if I told him no, you know I’m going to tell Kris Porzingis no.” “You can’t tilt the championship game,” Smiley told Bleacher Report. “These guys have worked hard for this.”
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Porzingis eventually made it here, and he can’t wait to meet and play with Noah and his other new teammate, Derrick Rose. “I’m happy,” Porzingis said. “I think those are really good additions to our team and they will help us win games for sure. I’m excited to meet the guys and start working out with them. Honestly, I can’t wait for the season to start. I can’t wait to get back on the court, especially now that we have new additions and we’re going to be better as a team. I’m really looking forward to the season.”