Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter
New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – New York Knicks rookie power forward Kristaps Porzingis’ No. 6 jersey is fast becoming a fan favorite.
Porzingis , the fourth overall pick of the 2015 NBA draft, has the fourth best selling jersey in the league based on sales from October through December at the NBA’s official online store.
Porzingis , who is the only rookie among the top 15 best sellers, trailed Stephen Curry, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.
The 20-year-old Porzingis has been averaging 14 points per game, which is third among rookies, through 43 games.
Porzingis’ eight rebounds a game puts him only behind Karl-Anthony Towns. He leads all rookies in blocks (2.0 per game average) and free throw shooting percentage (85 percent).
Among the top 10 were two Oklahoma City Thunder players — Kevin Durant (No. 5) and Russell Westbrook (No. 7) — and two Chicago Bulls: Derrick Rose (No. 6) and Jimmy Butler (No. 10).
Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, who has only played in 13 games this season, and Houston Rockets forward James Harden, finished eighth and ninth in jersey sales, respectively.
The most popular team in merchandise is the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors. The Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks are among the top five teams, in that order.