BTBP NBA Power Rankings: December Edition

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Nov 17, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) and guard Langston Galloway (2) react against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks defeated the Hornets 102-94. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

21. New York Knicks

There’s a fever sweeping the Big Apple. It’s name is Porzingis. Latvian rookie Kristaps Porzingis is living up to and surpassing almost all of the pre-draft hype and mystery that surrounded him, and could almost already be viewed as the centerpiece for the New York Knicks.

New York are better than most expected in large part due to the rookie’s stellar efforts, but also the contributions of guys like Langston Galloway and Arron Afflalo. Some of the allure surrounding Carmelo Anthony may have disappeared, but he’s still averaging over 22 points a contest also.

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