Unfortunately, young Kristaps Porzingis is actually regressing as an NBA player and his team, the New York Knicks, are completely at fault.
Whenever young Kristaps Porzingis is asked about his NBA big brother, Carmelo Anthony, a familiar response follows.
He loves the man. The kids might say, “KP and Melo, sitting in a tree …” Everything Porzingis says about Anthony passes the big-little brother test.
Anthony represents that older sibling who provides advice about the NBA lifestyle. He’s that big body to lean on when things get tough. His scoring ability also helps KP on the offensive end of the floor.
Although, what if Porzingis wasn’t so in love with the 32-year-old scoring machine? Would you expect the kid to come right out and say so?
Of course, not. Porzingis is too smart to be duped into such lows.
While we’re not suggesting Porzingis doesn’t love and appreciate Melo, we’re also not in the business of believing in the quote hype. KP will do and say the right things.
It’s up to the organization to do the right things for Porzingis, and right now, the New York Knicks are failing their young stud. It’s scary to see his regression playing out before our very eyes as his streaky nature of play is terrifying folks.
Instead of a team constructed with four teammates who understand that Porzingis is the flourishing star of the court, the Knicks are comprised of one selfish superstar after another, only looking out for No. 1.
Throughout this slideshow, we will touch on each aspect in which Phil Jackon’s organization is failing Kristaps Porzingis, starting with point guard position.