Knicks Draft Kristaps Porzingis at No. 4

Porzingis is a 7'2" Latvian forward with great mobility, athleticism and shooting ability

The New York Knicks selected Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Porzingis, who turns 20 in August, played with Sevilla in the Spanish ACB and EuroCup competitions.

He needs to improve his strength, but his height (7’1″ without shoes), wingspan (7’6″), athleticism and shooting ability make him one of the most intriguing prospects in the Draft. He has a smooth, quick release and his height makes his shot nearly impossible to contest.

He will join the Knicks next season, but fans should be patient. It could be 2-3 years before he starts performing at the level you’d expect from a No. 4 overall pick.

For more on what Porzingis faces in his ACB-to-NBA transition, check out this article, featuring interviews with Porzingis, Ricky Rubio and more.

Austin Green runs from Madrid, Spain with the occasional help of his friends and colleagues.


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