The New York Knicks did some serious rebuilding in the summer, but maybe their greatest piece was already on the roster.
And no, we're not talking about Carmelo Anthony.
Kristaps Porzingis exploded on Wednesday night with a 35-point career-high game against the Detroit Pistons.
He followed that up with a 16-point game against the Wizards last night, but Derrick Rose, one of the heavyweight names to join the franchise this summer, could only describe his sophomore teammate one way,
"It's kind of crazy," Rose said. "... He's going out here scoring 30, and he really don't know the NBA yet. That's scary."
The Latvian's coach, Jeff Hornacek, clearly enjoyed the show aswell.
"[Porzingis is] obviously probably just scratching the surface of what he's going to become, so it's going to be fun to watch," the coach said.
Melo is used to carrying the offensive burden for the Knicks, but his 7'3" teammate looks set to provide a fine alternative.
"When he has it going, we want to go through that," said Anthony, who called Porzingis' performance on Wednesday "brilliant."
"I appreciate when he do have it going, then I can just kind of pick my spots on the court through the course of the game."
The Knicks are happy, but the rest of the NBA will soon be having nightmares.