Remember Kristaps Porzingis? He is a tall, slender Latvian gentleman who plays sports for money. The Unicorn was not selected for the All-Star Game, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to watch him on All-Star Weekend.
Vertical Sources: New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis has committed to the NBA Skills Competition at All-Star weekend.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 2, 2017
The 7’3” Porzingis has skills, but does he have the skills to pay the bills? We’ll find out in New Orleans.
Kristaps was also asked about veteran teammate and eternal trade rumor inspiration Carmelo Anthony. As he has done numerous times throughout the last two years, Kristaps reiterated that he wants Melo to stay, per Stefan Bondy:
“I think it would make life harder for me on the court (if Anthony was traded),” Porzingis told the Daily News. “He makes stuff easier for me.”
“There’s still a lot more things I want to learn from Melo. So I would love to have him around for a long time. I always love playing with Melo.”
Finally, we have this essential nugget from Ananth Pandian:
Look, folks: I am a journalist. I swore an oath to investigate and uncover the truth. This apparently has something to do with Delta Airlines. But I don’t really want to know the truth. I just want to believe Kristaps hangs out with a ferret on the regular. Is that too much to ask?