Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis destroyed Trevor Booker with a Dream Shake
Kristaps Porzingis is one of the best things that the NBA has to offer right now. Everyone else can have Stephen Curry and whatever else, but the New York Knicks rookie big man out of Latvia is absolutely incredible and exciting to watch on a nightly basis. However, opponents may not be quite as fond of Porzingis, as Utah Jazz big man Trevor Booker can attest to.
On Wednesday night late in the second quarter, the Jazz had jumped out to a pretty sizeable lead on the Knicks as New York was struggling offensively. Porzingis tried to make something happen when he got Booker posted up on the baseline, though, as he unleashed his still shockingly polished rendition of the Dream Shake on the Jazz big man before burying the shot:
That’s just unfair for a guy with his height and length to have those types of moves at his disposal. That’s a move 10-year veterans in the league can’t pull off effectively, but Porzingis does things like that routinely. He’s going to be so very good considering how very good he already is.
Unfortunately for him, the Knicks are still pretty clearly a few pieces away from capitalizing on his talent. After a year or two, though, Porzingis and company could really be a force in this league that the NBA isn’t fully ready for.