KP finding his groove
We will start with The Unicorn, who in his last 11 games, has been nothing short of a superstar player. Everything has clicked into place for the big man. He is shooting lights out, dominating the paint on both ends of the floor, and maybe most surprising of all, he’s demonstrating excellent passing vision for a big man. The stats certainly back this up.
The results are even more staggering if you have been watching the games as opposed to just checking the stats sheet. Although his numbers were not bad by any stretch of the imagination to start the year, there was a clear lack of comfort that could be seen when watching Porzingis. He looked like the new kid in middle school trying desperately hard to fit in.
This is no longer the case. The offense flows naturally when he is the game. Teammates are finding Porzingis when he is open. His shots no longer feel forced or rushed. The Unicorn seems calm, and the game is coming to him.
Here is an interesting tidbit too. Porzingis has scored 184 points in just his last seven games. Dennis Smith Jr. has scored 187 all season. If you were looking for any further proof that Dallas won the trade, there it is.