Knicks' rookie Kristaps Porzingis to start at power forward in opener

Wednesday October 28th, 2015

New York Knicks' rookie Kristaps Porzingis will start at power forward during the team's season opener against the Milwaukee Bucks, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.

The Knicks selected the 7'1" Latvian national with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 draft after he spent three seasons playing for Baloncesto Sevilla in Spain. His selection was originally met with boos in New York, but team president Phil Jackson defended the pick in the press.

In the preseason, Porzingis averaged 7.5 points per game on 37% shooting. He will start alongside Jose Calderon, Sasha Vujacic, Carmelo Anthony and Robin Lopez when the Knicks open play in Milwaukee on Wednesday night.

New York finished the 2014–15 season with a 17–65 record, the worst result in franchise history.

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