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Far-Fetched Friday: Kristaps Porzingis will be an All-Star Next Season
By: Ryan Stein
Once seen as one of the most promising young stars in the NBA, Washington Wizards big man Kristaps Porzingis has had injuries derail every one of his seasons since his rookie year. He had a great end to his season last year, however, after being traded to the Wizards from the Dallas Mavericks, averaging a stat line of 22/9/3. I believe Zinger will continue on the momentum he built to end last year, resulting in his second All-Star appearance, and first since 2018.
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Outside of Bradley Beal and Kyle Kuzma, the Wizards don't really have much in the way of options on offense. As a result, Porzingis will be allowed more than his fair share of offensive touches. The main concern with KP has always been his inability to stay on the court. However, for the sake of an All-Star appearance, he really only needs to have a clean bill of health for the first half of the season. He managed to do so way back in 2018, so perhaps he's due for another clean start to the year. Considering his numbers while on the Wizards so far have been better than during his All-Star campaign (albeit with a small sample size of 17 games,) he's ripe to claim a spot among the NBA's elite, perhaps taking Jarrett Allen's spot from last year. While history has indicated Porzingis will miss significant time throughout the season, don't be surprised when he's having a career year and playing on the last day of the NBA's All-Star Weekend in 2023.
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