NBA trade rumors: Why Kristaps Porzingis is getting more praise than Pau Gasol
NBA Rumors will continue doing the rounds till things are actually decided in this regard. Right now Kobe Bryant isnâ€™t the only NBA super star whose replacement is the talk of the town. There are tens of other heavyweights whose replacements are being sought by their team managements.
And very few replacement are being sought after making their announcement to retire, almost all such people are being traded due to the fact that they are not worth the dollars their team management paid.
Many top rated players are paid astronomical sums. Later their team managements realize that they are not producing the sort of results that will justify their inclusion in the side. This causes the beginning of trade hunt for such players.
Now adding to such talk is Jose Calderon who claims that Kristaps Porzingis is actually better than Pau Gasol. There is no denying the fact that the young Latvian center was an enigma for most NBA executives, but Phil Jackson took a chance and it strengthened his reputation as a basketball sage. Because of his physique and European roots, Porzingis was compared to the two best Euro big men by former Lakers star and presently Knicks assistant Kurt Rambis.
In the meantime while talking about it Kurt Rambis says, â€œHe might be a combination of both of them because he can do so many things. He already understands basketball. He already knows what to do. He’s an unselfish ballplayer. He makes really good decisions. It wasn’t like he’s a blank slate coming in here. He knows how to play. He’s going to be fun to work with.â€
Adding to the already wild discussion in this regard in the NY Daily News, Jose Calderon announced that Porzingis may be better than the two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol who now plays for the Bulls. The Rookie of the Year award could be the aim for the youngster whom Carmelo Anthony declared as the Knicks franchise player after he steps down.