Rambis: Porzingis’ Defense Will Separate Him From Nowitzki


On the eve of Wednesday’s (Dirk) Nowitzki-(Kristaps) Porzingis Euro rematch, Knicks interim coach Kurt Rambis said he hates comparisons of different-era players, but made a point to say the 7-foot-3 Knicks rookie ultimately should impact the game in more ways than the Mavericks legend.

“You look at Dirk’s ability to play at different spots on the floor and shoot 3s — I get the comparison,’’ Rambis said after practice at American Airlines Center. “But eventually I see Kristaps being able to have an impact on both ends of the floor. That’s going to make him unique. He’s going to able to be one of those guys you can go to offensively and also be one of the guys you count on to defend the basket, block shots, rebound. Kristaps, at some point in time, is going to be a really unique player.”

Source: Marc Berman of the New York Post

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