2015 Draft Profile: Kristaps Porzingis

by Max Rappaport
Sixers.com Writer
@MaxRappaport
Hometown Ventspils, Latvia
Birthday (Age) 8/2/1995 (19)
Height 7’2”
Weight 230
Wingspan 7’6”
Projection Top-5 Pick
Best Case Anthony Davis/Kevin Garnett
Medium Case Mehmet Okur

Video Highlights

Combine Results

Body Fat

N/A

Standing Reach

N/A

No Step Vert

N/A

Max Vert

N/A

3/4 Court Sprint

N/A

Lane Agility

N/A

2014-15 Stats

Games | MPG

50 | 21.4

PPG | FG%

11.0 | 49.6%

RPG | ORPG

4.6 | 1.4

BPG | SPG

1.0 | 0.9

3PM/A (%)

0.8/2.3 (35.9%)

FTM/A (%)

1.9/2.5 (75.2%)

Skills Breakdown

Athleticism

9

Quickness

9

Size

10

Strength

5

Jump Shot

10

Post O

7

Rebounding

6

P&R Def.

10

Post Def.

7

Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths

Range

Potential

Length

Stands 7’1” with a wingspan estimated to be in the 7’3”-7’6” range… Has a consistent perimeter shot with range out to the NBA three-point line (36.9% on 4.0 attempts per 36 minutes with Sevilla in 2014-15)… Can put the ball on the floor from the perimeter and shoot off from midrange off the dribble or take it to the rim… Plays like a small forward in a body not unlike that of Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, or Anthony Davis… Is a dangerous pick-and-roll threat… Runs the floor with ease and can get above the rim to finish in traffic… Is a very good athlete for his size… Has very good lateral quickness and uses that plus his length to impact shots from the weakside… Can hedge on pick and rolls and recover… Can hold his own when switched onto guards… Can be a stretch big man… Has as much potential as any player in this year’s class… Speaks English fluently in addition to Latvian and Spanish.

Weaknesses

Post Offense

Raw

Strength

Most obvious weakness is his underdeveloped body – just 220 pounds and has an average frame… Not a very effective player in the post on either end because of his lack of strength… Can settle for jump shots too often… Despite size and length, averages just 7.6 rebounds per 36 in Spanish ACB… Is a bit of a boom-or-bust prospect and figures to be somewhat of a project early on with the potential to eventually become one of the best players, if not the best player, in the class.

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