Kristaps Porzingis FC  #6

Current Team: New York Knicks

Born: Aug 2, 1995 (20 years old)

Birthplace: Liepaja, Liepaja (Latvia)

Nationality: Latvia

Height: 7-3 (221cm)     Weight: 240 (109kg)

Hand: Right



Current NBA Status: Under Contract (New York Knicks)

Free Agent: TO-2017; TO-2018; RFA-2019

Current Agent: Andy Miller

Draft Entry: 2015 NBA Draft

Early Entry Info: 2014 Early Entrant (Withdrew), 2015 Early Entrant

Drafted: Round 1, Pick 4, New York Knicks

Pre-Draft Team: Baloncesto Sevilla (Spain)

Kristaps Porzingis News

Karl-Anthony Towns Unanimously Wins 2016 NBA Rookie Of The Year
Karl-Anthony Towns was the unanimous winner while Kristaps Porzingis received 117 out of 130 second place votes.

RealGM Staff Report

Kristaps Porzingis Won't Play For Latvia In Olympic Qualifying
The Knicks will retain more control over the training and conditioning of Kristaps Porzingis this summer.

Seth Rosenthal/Posting & Toasting

Woj: Porzingis Is An Exception When It Comes To Attracting Free Agents
The Knicks are hoping the combination of cap space and the foundational pieces of Kristaps Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony will allow them to become major factors in free agency.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Kristaps Porzingis To Undergo MRI On Shoulder
Kristaps Porzingis injured the shoulder when he blocked an Alonzo Gee block attempt on Monday.

Al Iannazzone/Newsday

Kristaps Porzingis Hopes Carmelo Anthony Remains With Knicks
Kristaps Porzingis said both the Knicks and himself personally need Carmelo Anthony to remain with the franchise.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Kristaps Porzingis Never Knew What March Madness Was About
Kristaps Porzingis received college recruitment interest from Division II schools via Facebook.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Kurt Rambis Interested In Playing Kristaps Porzingis At Small Forward
Teams typically look to use players with the skill set of Kristaps Porzingis at center due to how much space it requires defenses to cover.

Chris Herring/Wall Street Journal

Kristaps Porzingis Wants To Improve Defense To Also Play Center
Kurt Rambis would like Kristaps Porzingis to be capable of playing center for when the Knicks go small.

Marc BermanNew York Post

Kristaps Porzingis: I Wouldn't Want To Lose Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony has been mentioned in trade rumors as the Knicks are in-between trying to contend around him and rebuilding around Kristaps Porzingis.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis Considered Untouchable Ahead Of Deadline
Carmelo Anthony has a full no-trade clause in his contract while the Knicks are building around Kristaps Porzingis.

Justin Tasch/New York Daily News

Durant: Kristaps Porzingis 'Like A Unicorn'
Kevin Durant says the combination of size and skill of Kristaps Porzingis makes him a unicorn.

Royce Young/ESPN

Stephen Curry No. 1 On Jersey Sales List, Kristaps Porzingis No. 4
The Warriors once again emerged as the top-selling team, followed by the Bulls at No. 2, the Cavaliers at No. 3, the Lakers at No. 4 and the Knicks at No. 5.

RealGM Staff Report

Kristaps Porzingis, Karl-Anthony Towns Named Rookies Of The Month
Kristaps Porzingis and Karl-Anthony Towns also won the award for November.

RealGM Staff Report

76ers Weren't Permitted To Interview Kristaps Porzinigs During Predraft Process
Sam Hinkie wasn't permitted to interview Kristaps Porzingis during his predraft workout in Las Vegas.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Kristaps Porzingis Doesn't Believe He's Hit Rookie Wall
Kristaps Porzingis has a PER of 12.1 over his past five games.

Justin Tasch/New York Daily News

Kristaps Porzingis Signs Endorsement Deal With BodyArmor
Rob Gronkowski, Sydney Leroux and Mike Trout also endorse BodyArmor.

Richard Morgan/New York Post

Cuban: Mavericks Would Have Traded Up For Porzingis In 'A Heartbeat'
Mark Cuban says the Mavericks would have traded up to select Kristaps Porzingis if possible.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Celtics Tried To Use Hornets' No. 9 Pick To Trade Up With Knicks To No. 4
The Celtics were targeting Justise Winslow at No. 4, just as they were at No. 9.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Carmelo Believes Kristaps Porzingis Will Lead Knicks Long After His Retirement
Carmelo Anthony said he and Kristaps Porzingis are "building" their relationship.

Sports Illustrated

No All-Stars Of Past 16 Europeans Selected In Lottery
The Knicks are hoping Kristaps Porzingis can eventually end that streak.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Kristaps Porzingis: I Wanted To Be In New York Because I Love Pressure
Kristaps Porzingis' game has immediately translated to the NBA.

Marcus Lee/Yahoo! Sports

Lakers Were Concerned Kristaps Porzingis Might Take Too Long To Develop
The Lakers selected D'Angelo Russell over Kristaps Porzingis with the second overall pick.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Tim Duncan: Porzingis Was Impressive, Skill Set Is There
Kristaps Porzingis had 13 points, 14 rebounds, two blocks and three steals against the Spurs, impressing Tim Duncan in the process.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Kristaps Porzingis Starting For Knicks In Opener
Kristaps Porzingis averaged 7.5 points on 37 percent shooting in four preseason games.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Kristaps Porzingis Suffers Third Non-Contact Injury Since June
Kristaps Porzingis injured his left upper quad during practice.

Al Iannazzone/Newsday

Rambis: Kristaps Porzingis Has Elements Of Nowitzki, Pau Gasol
Kurt Rambis said the coaching staff still hasn't decided whether to start Kristaps Porzingis or bring him off the bench.

Al Iannazzone/Newsday

Kristaps Porzingis Studying Usain Bolt To Improve Running Technique
Kristaps Porzingis was the Knicks' first round pick at No. 4 overall in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Tim Bontemps/New York Post

Kristaps Porzingis: I'm Not Shawn Bradley
Kristaps Porzingis was asked to respond to a comment made by Phil Jackson before the draft comparing him to Shawn Bradley.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Phil Jackson: Kristaps Porzingis 'Might Almost Be Too Tall' For Basketball
Kristaps Porzingis is 7'3 and Jackson expects him to add 10 pounds of muscle before the start of the season.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Porzingis Questionable For Summer League With Hip Injury, Receives Call From Carmelo
Carmelo Anthony reached out directly to Kristaps Porzingis following reports of his disapproval of the pick by the Knicks on draft night.

Ian Begley/ESPN

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