in the 2015 NBA draft,with the 4th pick, the New York Knicks select Kristaps Porzingis. Instantly, boos started to arise & even a kid started crying. The reason why, the Knicks pick players who aren’t very good or don’t pan out. Granted, he is 7’3.
Everyone was already calling him a bust, scrub,etc. Nobody knew who he was. It didn’t matter to him though, he was ready to work and play hard. In his first season he dazzled everyone with 14 Points, 7 rebounds, 1.3 assists. He put himself on the NBA map after that. The second season he improved more with 18.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists. By now, he took the NBA by storm and left everyone shaking their heads. People now we’re calling him a future all-star and giving him more respect.
Everyone who doubted him, he proved them wrong at each turn. This season in 2017-2018, he is averaging 27.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists. Not bad for someone who was booed & criticized on draft night. Great resilience and work ethic by him. Kristaps Porzingis is a 7 Foot guard who can shoot, defend, pass, etc. he’s a future all-star for sure.