With all the talk surrounding Derrick Rose's and Joakim Noah's arrivals to the New York Knicks, fans should be careful to remember the blossoming sophomore they already had at their disposal.
Kristaps Porzingis finished second in the Rookie of the Year voting after exploding onto the scene as a viable double-double presence.
The Latvian was somewhat handicapped by a poor roster last season, but still managed to show signs of how good he really could be.
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Now with a much-improved supporting cast supplied by the busy Phil Jackson, Porzingis has the platform to grow even further.
However, in light of Rose's comments about the Knicks being a super team, the 7'3" big man just wants his side to walk the walk, not talk the talk.
“That shows his confidence, that he believes in us,” Porzingis said. “I don’t know what’s a super team and what’s not a super team but what I think he meant was that we’re able to win every game.
"Not that we’re going to win 82 games with zero losses. But every team that comes up, we’re able to beat them because we have enough talent.
“I think that’s what he meant and I like the confidence, I like that he believes that we’re good enough. So it’s just, now we’ve got to prove it. It’s enough talking and we’ve got to go out on the court and prove that we’re a good team.”