Kristaps Porzingis

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Date of Birth August 2, 1995
Place of Birth Liepaja, Latvia
Age 25 years old
Horoscope Leo

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Kristaps Porzi艈模is

Kristaps Porzi艈模is is a Latvian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. He is one of the tallest active players in the NBA, standing at 7 ft 3 in tall, and plays both the power forward and center positions. Born in Liep膩ja, Porzi艈模is began his professional career with EuroLeague team Sevilla in 2011. Porzi艈模is quickly rose through the team's youth ranks and became the figurehead of the senior team by 2013. He subsequently won the EuroCup Basketball Rising Star award in 2015, where, at age 18, he became the youngest ever recipient of the award. The following summer, he declared for the NBA draft, where he was selected fourth overall by the New York Knicks. In New York, Porzi艈模is shone as the team's star, but, after disagreements with the front office, was traded to Dallas in 2019.

Born: August 2, 1995, Liep膩ja, Latvia
Nationality: Latvian
Listed height: 7 ft 3 in
Listed weight: 240 lb
Position: Power forward / Center
League: NBA
NBA draft: 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4, New York Knicks
Team: Dallas Mavericks
Number: 6
Twitter: Kristaps Porzi艈模is's Twitter profile

About Kristaps Porzingis

Latvian forward who was drafted fourth overall by the New York Knicks in 2015. He was selected to his first NBA All-Star Game in 2018.

Before Fame

He was born in Liepaja and played youth basketball for BK Liepajas Lauvas. He began playing professionally for the Liga ACB team Baloncesto Sevilla in 2012 and was named to the ACB All-Young Players Team for the 2013-14 season.

Achievement

He declared for the 2014 NBA Draft but withdrew his name shortly before the start of the draft.

Family Life

His brother, Janis, has played for the Croatian A-1 Liga team KK Sibenik.

Associations

He and guard Jerian Grant were both acquired by the Knicks during the 2015 NBA Draft.

Information related to Kristaps Porzi艈模is

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  • National Basketball Association players from Latvia
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  • New York Knicks draft picks
  • Dallas Mavericks players
  • National Basketball Association All-Stars
  • New York Knicks players
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Latest information about Kristaps Porzingis updated on August 05, 2020.

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