- Position: Power Forward
- 2016-17 Averages: 33.1 MPG, 18.3 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 2.0 BPG, 1.3 APG, 0.7 SPG
- 2016-17 Slash Line: .448/.384/.784
Before Kristaps Porzingis hurt his Achilles, he was playing at an All-Star level. In the first 35 games, he posted averages of 34.8 minutes, 20.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.9 blocks, 1.3 assists, and 0.8 steals on a slash line of .452/.402/.788.
Fans were excited about the possibility of Porzingis heading to New Orleans. Since the injury, he’s in a tailspin. In 17 games his averages have dipped to 29.9 minutes, 14.9 points, and 5.6 rebounds on an average slash line of .439/.342/.774.
Porzingis’ three-point shooting has improved this season, and his field goal percentage has shot up because of it. It could be even higher.
After shooting 45.4 percent on long twos (two-point FGAs 16+ ft.) as a rookie, Porzingis is only 32.1 percent on those same attempts in 2016-17. If he gets healthy, he can turn that around.
It’s hard to take too many points off for his performance during an injury. You need to consider KP’s improvements. He put up an A+ effort when healthy.