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The Knicks rookie says he has gotten stronger over the off-season.

By SI Wire
September 08, 2015

New York Knicks rookie forward Kristaps Porzingis gained 11 pounds over the off-season, reports the New York Post's Marc Berman.

Porzingis, the fourth pick in the 2015 NBA draft, was officially listed at 7'1/2" and 220 pounds on draft night.

“It’s the upper body,” Porzingis told the New York Post while in attendance at the U.S. Open on Monday. “Guys can’t push me around that easy, and I still got time to get a little stronger. I can’t wait for training camp.”

Porzingis posted a video to Twitter on Tuesday throwing down a self-alley-oop off the backboard, and does appear to be a bit bigger.

The Knicks open up their 2015-16 campaign in Milwaukee on Oct. 28.

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