There’s still a chance Kristaps Porzingis plays this season
On Friday, the New York Knicks released a medical update on star forward Kristaps Porzingis as he continues to recover from a torn ACL.
The update states that Porzingis’ knee is “healing well” and that he will be re-evaluated in February, which will mark one year since he tore his ACL.
During an interview on the MSG Network, Knicks’ president Steve Mills was asked whether or not Porzingis will play this season.
“No we don’t know yet. Kristaps has made good progress. We feel good from a medical perspective. The MRI was a good MRI,” said Mills.
Mills went on to say that Porzingis has been doing some work on the court recently, which has included three quarter court sprints, taking pull-up threes and some dunks.
It sounds like Porzingis is able to do almost everything that an NBA player has to do in order to play the game.
Of course, he’s unable to actually play in a game due to the fact that his knee likely isn’t ready for the riggers of an actual game as well as the minutes that an NBA player has to put it during a game.
Even though Mills hasn’t rule out Porzingis from playing this season, the best move would be to have him not play due to the fact that the Knicks aren’t contending for a playoff spot and his long-term health is the most important thing right now.
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