Over the first 32 games of the season, Porzingis looked like an All-Star. He averaged 34.8 minutes, 20.1 points and 7.8 rebounds on a slash line of .452/.402/.788.
Since his injury problems started, Porzingis has played in 19 games and posted inferior averages of 29.3 minutes, 14.8 points, and 5.8 rebounds on a modest slash line of .435/.321/.770.
Despite a decline in production, KP’s improvements are evident. His overall averages are an increase in minutes, points, blocks, field goal percentage, and three-point percentage. There’s been no sophomore slump.
Porzingis is a 7-foot-3 player who can shoot threes, run the floor, and block shots. It makes him the perfect fit for the modern game.
The Latvian star is still only 21-years-old, and he’ll continue to improve. The Knicks have what every team in the Association is desperate to find a young superstar.