Kristaps Porzingis consequently seems to be far more advanced scorer compared to current European NBA players at his age. Lauri Markkanen actually seems to be a better version of Dirk Nowitzki at 20 years of age, at least statistically. Doncic put up numbers comparable to Pau Gasol’s (scoring and rebounding per 36) and Ricky Rubio’s (passing per 36), however being 3 years younger than the two Spaniards. Cedi Osman played at a slightly higher level than then 21-year-old Nicolas Batum, while Furkan Korkmaz’s production at the age of 20 wasn’t that different than that of Tony Parker at the age of 19.
Porzingis, Markkanen and Doncic stood out the most, played at a very high level, leading their teams to 5:2, 4:2 and 9:0 records. Especially considering how young they are. But can they really have similar NBA careers to Pau Gasol, Nowitzki, Tony Parker?