Looks like the New York Knicks team have high expectations from their forward, Kristaps Porzingis, as they presume that the player will still be able to play for the team on Wednesday’s preseason match against Boston Celtics even if he misses Sunday’s practice.
The promising player, who just signed a deal with Adidas, accidentally injured his left groin during last Saturday’s game against Boston Celtics. Despite of the injury, the player scored nine points in 15 minutes.
Thankfully, the injury is not that severe. Coach Jeff Hornacek immediately called out the player and did not let him return for the preseason outing.
According to Fastbreak. Porzingis’ doctors are doing their best to make sure that he is in best condition before going back to the ball game. They said that this matter should be treated with extra precaution and should be taken seriously.
“It kind of just got a little worse and worse throughout the game,” Porzingis said. “And once I cooled down and came back in, I felt a little more.”
Porzingis is about to unravel his journey on his second NBA season. The player previously had hip and groin issues leading up to last year’s campaign but was still on a roll for all but 10 games during the regular season. His absences last year were the result of a shoulder injury.
Porzingis is believed to be one of the NBA players to watch for. He is indeed expected to do better scores in 2016-2017 compared to his last year’s statistics. No wonder why the Knicks have high regards for the player.
In addition to his scoring and rebounding averages, Porzingis posted a PER of 17.7 and got to the free-throw line 4.2 times per game in 2015-2016. Even so, his efficiency was spotty, as he tallied a true-shooting percentage of only 51.8 percent and an effective field-goal percentage of 46.7 percent.