It looks like the New York Knicks may have dodged a bullet when it comes to Kristaps Porzingis’ knee injury.
The New York Knicks and their fans swallowed their hearts on Thursday night when Kristaps Porzingis took himself out of their game against the Brooklyn Nets with an apparent knee injury.
After the game, Porzingis stated that his knee buckled during the game and that it didn’t feel stable, which led to him asking to come out. He then headed to the locker room and the Knicks ruled him out for the remainder of the night.
The Knicks have now come out and provided an update on Porzingis’ knee. They’re saying that it’s sore and he’s questionable for Saturday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Kristaps Porzingis is day-to-day with a sore left knee and is questionable for tomorrow night’s game.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) December 15, 2017
It would be nice if Porzingis could play on Saturday against the Thunder, but I have a feeling that the Knicks will play things safe and hold him out for a game or two.
The last thing the Knicks need to do is rush Porzingis back and then he ends up suffering a serious knee injury that could potentially end his season.
If Porzingis does in fact miss a game or two, Michael Beasley would likely get the start in his place and he’s almost good for 20 points a game when he’s in the starting line-up. But I’m not sure they would be good enough to take down a talented Thunder team.
Comment below and tell us how long you think Porzingis will be out. Or whether you think he won’t miss a single game.