While Euro rookies Willy Hernangomez (Spain) and Mindaugas Kuzminskas (Lithuania) say they expect to play in the European Championships in late August/September, Kristaps Porzingis has made no decisions for Latvia. Porzingis told The Post he still is debating and wants to talk to the Knicks about it. Last summer, Porzingis decided against playing for Latvia in its Olympic qualifier. Hernangomez and Kuzminskas played for their respective countries in the Olympics in Rio last summer.
When the Spurs face the Knicks on Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden, Bertans and Porzingis will make international history. It will mark the first time two players from Latvia have shared the floor in an NBA game. In sports-loving households from Liepaja to Valmiera, it ought to constitute must-see TV across the ocean. “It’s a big deal,” Bertans said. “In Latvia, there’s going to be people staying up all night to watch.”