Kristaps Porzingis

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Full Name Kristaps Porzingis
Age 24 Years Old
Nick Name Kristaps
Gender Male
Famous As Basketball Player
Birth Date August 02, 1995
Birth Place Liepaja, Latvia

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Dirk Nowitzki And Luka Doncic React To Kristaps Porzingis Trade

The New York Knicks shocked the basketball world yesterday when they dealt Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Dennis Smith Jr and some cap space. It was a move that had basketball fans, especially Knick fans split down the middle but if there is one group that loves it, it's the Dallas Mavericks. Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki and rookie Luka Doncic both shared their thoughts on the trade Thursday night. "He's such an amazing player, so this could be a good thing," Doncic explained. "He's big, he can shoot, he can rebind, he can do a lot of things. I think he can be one of the best players in this league." The Dallas Mavericks are currently hovering at the bottom of the Western Conference standings, while the Knicks are the last place in the entire league. 

The Knicks Are Dreaming Bigger Than Kristaps Porzingis

The 7-foot-3 center’s injury history was enough reason for New York to chase the possibility of adding two, maybe even three superstars this summer. Kristaps Porzingis was supposed to be the savior of the Knicks. On Thursday, that hope was extinguished. New York dealt Porzingis along with two bad contracts (Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee) and Trey Burke to the Dallas Mavericks for point guard Dennis Smith Jr., two expiring contracts (DeAndre Jordan and Wes Matthews), an unprotected first-round pick in 2021, and a top-10-protected first in 2023. The Knicks now have the cap space to sign two players to max contracts this summer, and more than enough assets to potentially make a serious trade offer for Anthony Davis. There’s no doubt that New York is taking an enormous risk in trading away a 23-year-old center with All-NBA upside. Porzingis is rightfully lauded for his shooting, his rim-rattling dunks, and the shots he blocks into orbit. But there was a lot of risks involved in keeping him. Whether it’s due to negligence on the part of the Phil Jackson regime or not, Porzingis just didn’t want to play for the Knicks. The 7-foot-3 Latvian can become a restricted free agent this summer or can sign the qualifying offer, which would make him an unrestricted free agent in 2020. Giving a max contract to Porzingis would have been a dangerous proposition, but not entirely because of his unhappiness. The real concern is his durability.

Early Life, Family, Birthday, Education, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Wikipedia, Bio of Kristaps

Kristaps Porzingis was born on 2nd August 1995, in Liepaja, Latvia. He was born to Talis Porzingis, his father and Ingrida Porzingis, his mother. His nationality is Latvian and he belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group. His star sign is Leo. Talking about his siblings, he has got two brothers named Janis Porzingis and Martins Porzingis. His religion is Christian. His present age is 23 and his age will be 24 on his next birthday in August as of 2019. His other early life background will be updated soon. 

Regarding his education, he got his education in Latvian. His other information about his education will be updated soon.  

Height, Weight and Other Body Measurement

Kristaps is a very handsome person with an athletic body build. He is one of the tallest active players in the NBA, standing at 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) tall. He has a balanced weight of 109 Kg. Kristaps Porzingisis not only a world-class athlete but also has a very attractive individual. His other body measurement such as dress size, shoe size and more will be updated soon.

How Kristaps Began His Career?

  • Kristaps began his professional career by entering the 2012-2013 ACB season when Sevilla had hired Aito Garcia Reneses, who previously worked with the likes of Pau Gasol, Juan Carlos Navarro, Ricky Rubio, and Rudy Fernandez.
  • He got the opportunity to make an appearance with the club's first team on 29th September 2012. 
  • He scored his first basket for the senior team on 20th February 2013, in a rematch with Spartak. 
  • He opened his second season on Sevilla's main squad strong in his third game against the EuroLeague team Laboral Kutxa, leading them to a 20-point ACB victory on 2nd November 2013.
  • In May 2014, he was selected in the ACB All-Young Players Team of the 2013-14 season.
  • He made his season debut in the Liga ACB, scoring 3 points in the game on 4th October 2014 against CB 1939 Canarias.
  • He made his first appearance at the 2014-15 EuroCup on 15 October, vs. EWE Baskets Oldenburg and scored 2 points.
  • He was named the winner of the EuroCup Rising Star Award of the season on 15th April 2015. 
  • He entered the 2015 NBA draft, according to a report from agent Andy Miller on 16th April 2015.
  • He was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the New York Knicks on 25th June 2015. 
  • He became the highest drafted Latvian and Baltic player in NBA history.
  • He signed his rookie-scale contract with the Knicks on 30th July 2015. 
  • He scored 16 points in his NBA debut, leading New York to a 122-97 season-opening win over the Milwaukee Bucks on 28th October 2015.
  • He finished second in the NBA Rookie of the Year Award voting behind winner Karl-Anthony Towns and earned NBA All-Rookie First Team honors.
  • He scored a career-high 35 points in a 105-102 win over the Detroit Pistons on 16th November 2016.
  • He played for Team World in the Rising Stars Challenge and won the Skills Challenge during 2017 All-Star Weekend.
  • The Knicks decided against signing him to a rookie extension, a move that will give New York an extra $10 million in cap space in the summer of 2019 while making him a restricted free agent in the offseason in October 2018.
  • Kristaps was traded, along with Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee, to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews, Dennis Smith Jr. and two future first-round draft picks on 31st January 2019.

Marital Status, Affairs, Children's, Sexual Orientation

Kristaps Porzingis is not married yet and he is still to get married. There is no information about him involving in any kind of public relations or affairs. However, there was a rumor once that he is dating Abigail Ratchford. There is no other information regarding her. They may be continuing their relationship or maybe they split up. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Who is Abigail Ratchford?

Abigail Ratchford is an actress and a model.

Net Worth, Salary and Source of Income

Kristaps Porzingis reportedly earns around $6.2 million as his yearly salary from New York Knicks. His estimated net worth is over $8 Million. He is making an impressive net worth with handsome salary. He is satisfied with his earnings. His major source of income is from his basketball career. He also has two luxurious cars.