Kristaps Porzingis Named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week 2
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks in action against Dragan Bender #35 of the Phoenix Suns at Madison Square Garden on November 3, 2017 in New York City. The Knicks defeated the Suns 120-107. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Kristaps Porzingis named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week after a career high 40 point outburst last night.

Kristaps Porzingis has been downright dominant this season. He has put the team on his back and taken over the scoring load in a big way. He is currently second in the league in scoring behind the Greek Freak, Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Porzingis is having a historically great start to the season. He broke Bernard King‘s Knicks record for most points in the first 9 games to start the season. Hopefully, he can continue this historic pace.

Porzingis’ ability to make the Knicks fun to watch might be more impressive than his scoring output. The Knicks are winners of 5 of their last 6 games and Porzingis scored 30+ points in all 5 of those victories.

Sunday’s comeback victory featured big shots from KP along with a cameo appearance from rookie guard Frank Ntilikina. Look for those two to see more time together as the season progresses.

The future is bright in New York with the unicorn and his newfound French running mate. The Knicks have three winnable games this week against Charlotte, Orlando, and Sacramento. We are a long way off from knowing how this season will play out, but for now let’s enjoy the ride.

NY/NJ hoops reporter (NBA/NCAA) & sports betting writer for XL Media. Never had the makings of a varsity athlete.