He had to be helped off the floor, and immediately left for the locker room and then the hospital to get an MRI. “It’s just sad to know that injury, the type of year he’s ben having, the growth that he’s had over the past couple years and even this season”.
Kristaps Porzingis is the top fantasy basketball player for the Knicks with a season average of 40.34 fantasy points per game. The Knicks have not taken a season series from the Bucks since going 2-1 against them during the 2013-14 season. He will miss the rest of the season according to the New York Post. “Praying on a speedy recovery”, Hardaway Jr. tweeted. Porzingis will be hoping to get one back against the Greek Freak, but Antetokounmpo is the in-form guy out of the two of them at the minute.
Courtney Lee added 14 points for the Knicks, who have lost four straight, tying their longest skid of the season.
Losing Porzingis is certainly a tough blow for the Knicks organization and their fans. It has a four-game lead on the 12th-place Brooklyn Nets, but major slippage wouldn’t be surprising now. If the Knicks aren’t careful they will lose a lot of shot attempts as a result of turnovers in this game. Which brings us to …
If New York chose to wait and offer Porzingis an extension in the summer of 2019, it would create an additional $10 million in cap space for the club that summer.
And this one might have been the best of all of his high-flying exploits. The Knicks can now pursue that strategy without fear of alienating Porzingis.
The Knicks have almost an entire year, and potentially more, to figure out how to build around Porzingis and bring the winning culture back to NY.
Porzingis is eligible for a rookie contract extension in the summer.