Kristaps Porzingis

Basketball Player

Birthday August 2, 1995

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Liepaja, Latvia

Age 28 years old

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Latvian forward who was drafted fourth overall by the New York Knicks in 2015. He was selected to his first NBA All-Star Game in 2018. He was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 2019 and the Washington Wizards in 2022. 

Before Fame

He was born in Liepaja and played youth basketball for BK Liepajas Lauvas. He began playing professionally for the Liga ACB team Baloncesto Sevilla in 2012 and was named to the ACB All-Young Players Team for the 2013-14 season.


He declared for the 2014 NBA Draft but withdrew his name shortly before the start of the draft.

Family Life

His brother, Janis, has played for the Croatian A-1 Liga team KK Sibenik.

Associated With

He and guard Jerian Grant were both acquired by the Knicks during the 2015 NBA Draft.