NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Kristaps Porzingis can be summed up in a word: polarizing.
Knicks fans didn’t try to hide their disgust when New York took the 19-year-old mystery man from Latvia with the fourth overall pick Thursday night. But many analysts are giving the franchise high marks for taking a chance on Porzingis, saying he could end up being the best player to come out of the 2015 NBA Draft.
It’ll take time — perhaps years — before we can call the selection a home run or an air ball. Here’s what we know right know about the European forward:
1. He really, really wanted to join the Knicks: The day before the draft, Porzingis said it was his “dream” to play for New York. “It’s a basketball city. It definitely is a big spotlight. I think I can take it. I would love to be a part…
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