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6 - Kristaps Porzingis

Latvia 

  • Birthday: 8/2/95
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: International
  • Ht: 7-1
  • Wt: 220
  • Team: Cajasol Sevilla
  • Hometown: Ventspils, Latvia
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Overall

91

2015
Mock:  8

NBA Comparison: John Salley

Strengths: As a legit 7 footer he has perfect height for the role, combined with long arms and big hands ... Despite the size he prefers to play as a small forward, showing amazing body control, coordination and ball handling skills ... Porzignis excels in transition situations, where he can use his speed, fluidity and athleticism to outrun defenders ... During the past season he has improved his off the ball game, exploiting cuts and backdoors to get the rim ... He’s a solid shooter, with range also from three point, showing a remarkable confidence and variety of solutions: step-back, pull-up jumper, catch and shoot are all part of his repertoire ... On the defensive side he’s really effective as a weak side defender, with his quickness and athleticism he can cover a lot of space in a few steps to alter or block shots ... Furthermore his lateral mobility makes him a solid P&R defender, a key skill for a big man, especially at NBA level ... His footwork also allows him to switch onto the guards forcing them to take difficult shots ... Born in August of 1995 making him one of the youngest players in the draft ...

Weaknesses: He’s still skinny with narrow shoulders, needing to bulk up, without consistent improvements on his frame over the last three years ... This physical shortcoming affects his game, with losses of balance after contact and the consequent preference to settle for the mid-range jumper instead of attacking the rim and drawing fouls. Furthermore he totally lacks an inside game, struggling in establishing position in the post and lacking effective moves ... Most of his points in the painted area come from offensive rebounds and put backs, and his game is based solely facing the basket .. His lack of strength affects his ability to guard traditional centers, with a tendency to be rag dolled during the battles below the rim ... Essentially he’s a shooting guard in the body of a center, an intriguing prospect that painfully needs to develop physically, and still a tweener at the moment ...

Notes: He’s averaging 6 points and 3 rebounds in ACB, he had 11.6 points and 10 rebounds during last 2013 Fiba U18 European Championships, being included in the top 5 of the tournament ... He moved from Latvia to Spain in 2011, integrating perfectly in the new culture and mindset ... He’s a good teammate and pupil, he already speaks Spanish and English fluently. He’s scheduled to be at the 2014 Adidas Eurocamp.

Davide Bortoluzzi 5/29/14

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