Kristaps Porzingis plans to master Dirk Nowitzki’s signature fadeaway
Some are even thinking his career will be similar to someone who’s widely considered as the best European player ever in the league, Dirk Nowitzki.
It can be recalled that during their first matchup back in December of last year, Porzingis left the 7-foot German impressed with his performance after finishing the game with 28 points on 13-18 shooting, showcasing his wide array of moves. It prompted Nowitzki to make the Latvian international a letter and invited him for workouts during the summer. Although they didn’t get to train together this year, they are already planning for it next summer.
When asked what he looks forward to learning from the Dallas Mavericks forward, Porzingis quickly revealed that it’s his signature move which he described as “unguardable.”
“His turnaround jump shot is unguardable, basically. That’s one thing I can work on and maybe steal a move or two from him and add to my game. A signature move, I’d like to see if I’m capable of doing that.”
“There are a lot of little details I can ask him about the game, about off-the-court stuff. He’s been in the league forever. From a guy like that with a lot of experience, there’s a lot to learn. I hope I have that chance.”
As it stands, the 7-foot-3 big man is already a matchup problem because of his rare combination of height and extended shooting range, and if he adds Nowitzki’s one-legged jump shot to his offensive arsenal, he’ll give his defenders an even tougher time stopping him.