New York Knicks News Mix, 4/30/17: Kristaps Porzingis For Block of the Year
Mar 23, 2017; Portland, OR, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) shoots the ball over Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during the first half of the game at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis is nominated for block of the year by the NBA on TNT. Check it out here.

One of Kristaps Porzingis‘ many highlight reel plays from the 2016-17 season has been nominated for an award. The New York Knicks forward could win block of the year as chosen by the NBA on TNT.

Porzingis swatted the layup attempt of Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie out of bounds.

The unicorn didn’t have an ideal sophomore season. Despite obvious improvements, the young big man wasn’t able to gain a consistent rhythm due to the lingering injuries that caused him to miss 16 games.

However, the 21-year-old still became a dominant two-way player in his second season. He became one of 15 players in the history of the league to block 100 shots and make 100 threes in the same season.

Porzingis achieved some nice individual success when he won the Skills Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend, but an award chosen by the fans would be a nice feather in his cap.

He’ll be competing against Kawhi Leonard for his amazing block against James Harden and NBA shot-block leader Hassan Whiteside.

The competition is stiff so if you want the unicorn to win get in your vote.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.