Giannis Antetokounmpo speaks out on ‘great talent’ Kristaps Porzingis
Playing in his first season with the Dallas Mavericks, Porzingis has been a great Robin to Luka Doncic, who is the Batman in Dallas.
Giannis said Porzingis can pretty much do everything on a basketball court:
“I think he’s a great talent,” Giannis Antetokounmpo shared about the Mavs big man. “Can do a lot of things on the court. He’s back healthy, he’s playing great. He can do everything, block shots, rebound, shoot the ball, facilitate for his teammates and he’s a great guy also.”
Kristaps Porzingis missed the entire 2018-19 season recovering from his ACL tear. Before the NBA suspended the current season due to COVID-19, KP was averaging 19.2 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists for the Mavs while shooting 42.0 percent from the field, 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free-throw line.
The Mavs were in seventh place in the Western Conference standings prior to play being suspended. The franchise hasn’t won a playoff series since its 2011 championship over LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat.
Giannis and the Bucks had the best record in the NBA again. The Greek Freak and the Unicorn both have awesome nicknames. Porzingis has the talent to win an MVP award one day like Giannis too.
Only time will tell if KP can accomplish that with the Mavs.