Was checking out the stats of KAT and Okafor compared to KP, and I find it interesting that KAT, thus far, has played like a traditional 4/5. KAT has only taken 6 3pters (he's made 1 of them). In comparison, KP has taken 44. KAT is damn good, but when he came out of college he was talked about as having stretch 4 ability (KP is probably the first stretch 5 in NBA), but KAT has decided to play more like Okafor with a better FT percentage and defense.
KP was also a team best +14 last night. Houston went to small ball late in the hopes of getting KP off the court, but Fisher smartly put KP at 5 and Melo at 4 which was absolutely lethal. Houston couldn't stop them and couldn't score on them because of KP.
I hope every Knicks fan who posts in this thread got to see last night's performance by KP. It can't be overstated. That wasn't a rookie phenom performance. That was a franchise player performance by a 20 yr old on both sides of the court.
KP makes 100 percent sense although us fans didn't know him in the beginning (yes, I was one of those against the pick). His 6'4" father played semi-pro in Europe and his 6'1" mother played for the Latvian national basketball team. Genetics matters. A couple like that was bound to produce a superior athlete. Their elder son played pro-ball in Europe. Scouts knew about him last year before he pulled out of the 2014 draft. He's played against men for the last 2 years in the second best league in the world, the ACB in Spain (better than the NCAAs). He and his family lives and breaths basketball.