Kristaps Porzingis, born on August 2, 1995) is a power forward/center in Latvia.
Porzingis started his career in the Spanish Basketball League. In the 2014-15 season, Porzingis represented Sevilla in La Liga. He averaged 10.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1 block in 21.7 minutes per game, and his shooting percentage was 54. %.
Selected by the Knicks with the 4th pick in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft. Kristaps Porzingis is a forward. His height and long arms are his advantages. At the same time, he moves fast, has excellent shooting ability, has a soft shooting touch, and has strong blocking ability. In the 2017-18 season, Porzingis played 48 games, averaging 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 32.3 minutes per game. In the 2017-18 season, he suffered a torn cruciate ligament in his left knee.
On February 1, 2019, he was traded to the Lone Ranger and partnered with Doncic as the core of the Lone Ranger. On July 13, 2019, a five-year, $158 million contract extension was reached with the Mavericks. In the playoffs of the 2019-20 season, he was injured and reimbursed. In the end, the Mavericks stopped in the first round of the Western Conference.