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Let the Internet rejoice: Kristaps Porzingis is working out with Dirk Nowitzki

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HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 04: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks walks across the court during their game against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center on October 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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Are the New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony’s team or Kristaps Porzingis’ team? The answer to that is more obvious than ever this summer.

What hasn’t always been obvious is what the contemporary comparison for Porzingis should be in the NBA. Too often we get into the habit of lumping European players together, or tall, white players together, especially if they can shoot.

No doubt people want to compare Dallas Mavericks great Dirk Nowitzki to the Knicks big man when he entered the league in 2015. Now, we might have a reason to.

According to an Instagram Porzingis posted Thursday, Porzingis and Nowitzki have been practicing together this off-season. No doubt fans in New York will be hoping that some of Nowitzki’s greatness rubs off on their young franchise player.

Via Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXVFsKrD02m/?hl=en&taken-by=kporzee

The Knicks are still a disaster, but if it is any consolation Porzingis has recently said that he wants to play his entire career with New York. That could obviously just be lip service, but let’s hope he has another great season next year and overcomes the odds stacked against him in the Big Apple.