Phil Jackson on Kristaps Porzingis: ‘He’s a Unicorn’

Phil Jackson, like everyone else in New York, is enamored with Kristaps “unicorn” Porzingis.

The Knicks’ team president says the 21-year-old is a uniquely gifted basketball player.

Porzingis is putting up averages of 19.9 points and 7.4 rebounds in his second NBA season.

Per ESPN (via CBS):

“He’s a unicorn. He’s just a standout guy. You don’t see people like this playing basketball with the grace, speed and athleticism that he has. And the ability to shoot the ball as well as he can shoot the ball,” Jackson said.


“Kristaps turned out to be that unique player, that one that has things you just don’t see on the basketball court,” Jackson said. “He does things that are unique almost in every game. His size is defining. Defensively, he changes the game a little bit. He’s still not a great strength player, post player. Offensively, he shoots 2-pointers, he can run the court; there’s a lot of things he’s still learning what he can do.”

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