Kristaps Porzingis or Karl-Anthony Towns: Whose Start Is More Impressive?

November 23rd, 2015 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »

The NBA's early Rookie of the Year race is as crowded as it's been in quite some time. 

So far, though, Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis seem to be leading the pack. In less than a month of NBA service time, each has managed to rejuvenate a suffering franchise and reinvigorate scores of once-forlorn fans.

Towns, the No. 1 pick out of Kentucky, has lived up to that top billing and then some. He's proven to be a quick study under mentor, teammate and frontcourt partner Kevin Garnett and might already be the Minnesota Timberwolves' best and most impactful all-around player.

Porzingis, the No. 4 pick from Latvia by way of Spain, has ridden the periodic New York Knicks hype train to a prominent spot on the marquee at Madison Square Garden. Along the way, he's turned Carmelo Anthony, once a supposed skeptic, into one of his staunchest supporters.

Both clearly have bright futures in basketball, but which of these potentially franchise-changing talents has been better to date?


At a Glance

By and large, Towns has been the more ...

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