You can buzz all you want about this talented NBA rookie class.

I’m all about getting pumped about Kristaps Porzingis’s 2017-18.

We all saw the Latvian unicorn take a step forward last season (18.1 points, nearly two threes, 7.2 rebounds and two blocks per contest), but there are signs he’s about to make another leap this coming season (like the headline says, it’s probably irrational! But we did this with Joel Embiid last year and look at how that turned out).

Here are a few:

1. He’s bulking up

Just look at these Instagram photos!

Porzingis during summer league two years ago vs. KP this summer… pic.twitter.com/Kgv0ZWBFGV

— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) September 11, 2017

2. He was awesome during EuroBasket 2017

He hit shots from everywhere and was a defensive force. And he got in Anthony Randolph’s face during a scuffle. Maybe that means he’ll be even more aggressive next year!

Here’s Anthony Randolph’s cheap shot on Porzingis that led the technicals: pic.twitter.com/M8fszIXQ0Q

— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) September 12, 2017

3. Phil Jackson is gone

All of that trade talk that had Knicks fans screaming at their televisions, phones and laptops is gone, …read more

Source:: For The Win

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