There’s no player on the Knicks roster right now that the organization needs more than Kristaps Porzingis. If Phil Jackson and the Knickerbockers guessed wrong in the 2015 NBA Draft, and went with a Mario Hezonja or Willie Cauley-Stein, the team would remain in a place of hopelessness; the dark hole it’s been in since the Stephon Marbury days (i.e. the Dark Ages). The Unicorn brings hope and a certain magic to Madison Square Garden on a nightly basis. He is, in the best of ways, a freak of nature: 7'3", but plays like he’s a foot smaller. He can knock it down from 25, attack the basket with the grace and effectiveness of a preeminent slasher, and swat shots with ease. He’s the most extreme example, given his mammoth height and versatile skill set, of the NBA’s new post up/3-and-D center. And, as an added bonus, he somehow always says the right thing to the ruthless, unforgiving New York media. This is a dude whose first language is Latvian.