Kristaps Porzingis.

Kristaps Porzingis sets himself an ambitious goal of recording a quadruple double this season

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Kristaps Porzingis, it's fair to say, exceeded expectations in his rookie season for the New York Knicks and made a lot of doubters sit up and take notice of his talents. 

After showcasing his array of skills last year, there is huge excitement in the Big Apple for the levels he can reach in a Knicks uniform.

The Latvian's numbers of 14.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game were impressive in his debut campaign and it has led to the youngster setting himself an ambitious goal for the upcoming season.

The 21-year-old wants to become the first player in 22 years to record a quadruple-double, in just his sophomore year. 

"It's been a while (since somebody did it)," Porzingis said. "It's not impossible. That's the goal right there."

The hugely difficult feat hasn't been achieved since David Robinson did so in 1994 and he is one of only four players to have recorded that milestone alongside Nate Thurmond,  Alvin Robertson and Hakeem Olajuwon. 

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In those 22 years since The Admiral produced the stat line, the NBA birthed a number of future Hall of Famers such as Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and LeBron James, neither of whom have a quadruple-double on their resume.

If KP was to succeed in fulfilling his goal, he would be joining a select group. But Porzingis acknowledges the level of difficulty involved and believes that there is one specific category where he would struggle to reach double-digits in a game; assists. 

"You've got to be in position where you have the ball a lot and make plays for your teammates as well. And the ten blocks, of course is not easy either. It's possible," said Porzingis.

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With Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose likely to dominate the ball, it'll be extremely difficult for the big man to see enough of it to record ten assists in a single game, so he may have to turn his attentions elsewhere in filling up the stat sheet.

The goal may be wishful thinking on Porzingis' part, but you certainly can't fault his confidence and it'll be fun to see if he succeeds.

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