Kristaps Porzingis Expected to Start at PF in Knicks Season Opener vs. Bucks

October 21st, 2015 by Timothy Rapp Leave a reply »
New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher confirmed to Marc Berman of the New York Post that Latvian first-round pick Kristaps Porzingis is expected to be the team's starting power forward when it opens the NBA season against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Guards Jose Calderon and Arron Afflalo, superstar forward Carmelo Anthony and center Robin Lopez will round out the starting lineup.

Fisher broke down what he likes about that combination of players, per Berman:

The size, the strength, length up front, they can score. They’re a veteran group other than Kris. That group is going to be more about execution, working together. I think the defense has to respect each of those guys for who they are and what they can do on the floor. It’s potentially a group of guys who can be comfortable at the end of games as well. It’s important to find five guys comfortable with end-game situations also.

Porzingis, meanwhile, is preparing himself for the grind of an NBA season. 

"We never played back-to-backs," Porzingis said of his time in Spain, per Berman. "I haven’t heard anyb ...

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