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Doc Rivers: Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis is ‘going to be special’

Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York

Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks dunks the ball in the first half against the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden on Monday Jan. 18, 2016.... Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Clippers coach Doc Rivers has been impressed with Kristaps Porzingis’ toughness and believes he’s going to be a “special” player.

“He’s going to be great,” Rivers said. “He’s a skilled player. When you have skill at that early of an age and size and IQ . . . I think what everyone underestimated with him is he’s a tough kid. He has toughness. That’s not fake. It’s just who he is.

“If people would have seen that, he probably would have gone a lot higher is my guess. He’s going to be special.”

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