Name: Kristaps Porziņģis
Team: New York Knicks
2016-2017 Regular Season General Stats: 18.1 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.5 APG, 0.7 SPG, 2.0 BPG, 45 FG% 35.7 3P%, 78.6 FT%
2016-2017 Regular Season Advanced Stats: 17.4 PER, .546 TS%, 4.5 WS, 0.2 OBPM, 0.0 DBPM, 1.2 VORP
Kristaps Porziņģis comes in on the Basketball Society’s Top 50 at Number 38. Outside of Carmelo Anthony he is and will be the face of the New York Knicks. He is the lone move that Phil Jackson made that was successful for the Knicks.
Porziņģis is a rare breed, a unicorn as they call him. A seven footer who has developed an outside shot, can move with and guard anyone on the defensive side of the ball. He is one of the best shot blockers in the league. He is one of the top three best young big guys this league has. He is with the ranks of KAT and Joel Embiid.