Kristaps Porzingis: ‘It Should be a Fun Year’

Kristaps Porzingis talks about his excitement for the 2016-17 season.

 Kristaps Porziņģis (Latvian pronunciation: [‘kris.taps ‘pʊ͡ɔr.ziɲ.ɟis]; born August 2, 1995) is a Latvian professionalbasketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Knicks with the fourth overall pick of the 2015 NBA draft. Standing 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m), he plays the power forward andcenter positions. While being brought up in Liepāja, Latvia, Porziņģis started out his career with youth teams in his hometown before trying out and making the Baloncesto Sevilla youth squads. Following multiple years with the junior teams of Sevilla and representing them in Nike International Junior Tournaments, he was promoted to the senior squad. Porziņģis competed with the Latvia youth national team at the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship.

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