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Fisher: Porzingis Mental Makeup Similar to Pau Gasol

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Knicks coach Derek Fisher was a longtime Lakers teammate of 7-foot Spanish center Pau Gasol — the name often used as a comparison to the Knicks’ 19-year-old, 7-foot-3 rookie wonder Kristaps Porzingis.But Fisher only will compare the two Europeans as far as their mental makeup — not their on-court game and slight builds.

And Fisher raves that Porzingis stacks up well with Gasol, the five-time All-Star, in all those vital intangibles.“I’m very reluctant to throw around a lot of comparisons before a guy has played a [preseason] game,’’ Fisher said late Friday night at the Thomas & Mack Center after the Knicks summer league was history.

“But I would say the similarities are the character, that Pau’s an amazing person and Kristaps is the same type of guy in terms of a good teammate, good guy to be around, enjoys working hard and really wants to be the best.

Source: Marc Berman of the New York Post

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