New York Knicks’ star Kristaps Porzingis still hasn’t reached his prime. That’s OK, because he’ll get there soon.
With Carmelo Anthony now gone, many people thought that New York Knicks’ star Kristaps Porzingis would take over and instantly be someone the Knicks can rely on. That hasn’t always been the case this season.
The fact that Porzingis is only 22 years old and is still learning and growing, he hasn’t reached his prime yet and that’s perfectly normal when it comes to the NBA.
Janis Porzingis, Kristaps’ brother and agent, says he’ll be a force by the time he’s 25 years old.
“It’s going to take another two, three years to become what he’s supposed to become,” Janis said, via Newsday. “If he stays healthy, he’s going to be there. He has everything else. He has the skill. He has the mental toughness. People can’t get under his skin even though they try.
“Defensively, he’s going to be the anchor. There’s no question about it. Offensively, he’s going to be such a threat in scoring, you really have to pay attention to him.”
What Janis says makes sense. Porzingis still needs to get bigger and stronger if he’s going to stay healthy. He also still needs to develop more as an overall player, which is normal for a 22 year old.
Right now, the Knicks need to show Porzingis that the organization is headed in the right direction if they want to watch him to re-sign with them order to stick around by the time hr turns 25.