Kristaps Porzingis may never have Pau's post game or Dirk's face-up game, but he has the chance to be more mobile than Pau and more of a two-way player than Dirk.
San Antonio is plodding up and down the court, hardly attacking in transition, entwining themselves with long twos and, most interestingly, refusing to go small.
Getting minutes is the only surefire ingredient to successful player development. The Nuggets are doing that by giving Emmanuel Mudiay nearly complete freedom.
If Kristaps Porzingis can expand his game while maintaining his uncommon ability to hit threes and crash the offensive glass, the new golden boy of New York could chart his own path to success in the NBA.
For a Bucks team that is built around length at all positions, challenging shots, and forcing turnovers, the struggles are alarming.