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Dallas Mavericks Western Southwest
Kristaps Porzingis • #6 • C
19.4 ppg, 44.6 FG% in last 5 gp
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:7'3", 240 lbs.
Born:Aug 2, 1995 (25 yrs) in Liepaja, LAT
From:Spanish League
Experience:4 years
Drafted:Drafted by New York in 2015 (1/4).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with New York in 2019.
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Scouting Report
Assets: 'The Unicorn' has truly rare tools: legitimate center height and length (he's well over 7 feet tall) yet also has the skills, mobility, and coordination of a small forward. An elite scorer who can shoot over top almost any defender, and a solid rebounder who is also a prolific shot-blocker. Handes the ball and runs like a guard, and hits the trey.
Flaws: Hasn't developed much of a back-to-the-basket offensive game yet (which hurts his field goal percentage). He's still very thin, and needs significant added muscle and overall mass to deal long-term with the pounding in the NBA post and to stay healthy. Foul-prone, and must keep working on his defensive timing.
Career Potential: Uniquely gifted big man with MVP-level talent.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NBA All-Rookie First Team 2015-16
NBA Played in the All-Star Game 2017-18 (Injured)
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