Earlier this week, Complex News made a trip to Chelsea Piers on Manhattan's west side for some brief on-court time with Draft Day patsy-turned-NBA Rookie of the Year candidate Kristaps Porzingis. The Latvian native's "Welcome to New York" moment came last June, when the Knicks took Porzingis with the 4th overall pick and subsequently turned Barclays Center into an echo chamber of boos. However, in the months since, No. 6 has lapped expectations to become one of the NBA's most exciting young players.

The power forward, courtesy of Delta's Fly Like a Pro promotion, took some time with Complex News to discuss his breakout rookie season, what he misses most about Latvia, and more. Check it out.