For years now, Carmelo Anthony has been the go-to guy for the New York Knicks.
The 32-year-old, nine-time All-Star is the offensive powerhouse that keeps the Big Apple franchise a threat, but in sophomore Kristaps Porzingis, there may be a subtle changing of the guard.
The 7'3" Latvian has been excellent this season and has made the most of the opportunities that have been afforded to him by coach Jeff Hornacek.
He is averaging 20.2 points game this season with 7.2 rebounds and at just 21-years-old, sometimes Porzingis surprises Melo with just how good he is already.
"I'm still in awe of kind of some of the things he does on the court. Like yesterday, he made a move and I'm like, 'Damn.' You know what I mean? I'm still like a fan of kind of his talent and his skill level," Anthony said after Monday's practice.
"I always thought it would kind of take longer to get acclimated. He's doing a great job with just kind of taking it day by day, still getting a feel for the game and figuring it out on the fly."
If the Knicks are to make the progress they desire this season, they need to make Porzingis central to their plans.