Kurt Rambis said Kristaps Porzingis has elements of Dirk Nowitzki and Pau Gasol in his game, but he needs time to develop.
"He might be a combination of both of them because he can do so many things," said Rambis, who ran the Knicks on Monday with Derek Fisher away from the team for personal reasons. "You guys haven't seen it yet and probably all of it won't come out for three, four, five years either. He's got to grow up, mature, develop, get stronger, get used to the NBA game.
"He already understands basketball. He already knows what to do. He's an unselfish ball player. He makes really good decisions. It wasn't like he's a blank slate coming in here. He knows how to play. He's going to be fun to work with."
Rambis said the coaching staff still hasn't decided whether to start Porzingis or bring him off the bench.