The New York Knicks will need Kristaps Porzingis in the line-up on Thursday if they’re going to rebound from their latest loss.
New York Knicks star forward Kristaps Porzingis unexpectedly had to miss Tuesday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors after suffering a knee injury during practice.
On Wednesday, Porzingis made it sound like he’ll be good to go against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night, even though the Knicks listed him as questionable.
“I feel much better,’’ Porzingis said, via the New York Post. “My knee — I was limited in practice but almost did everything and it feels pretty good. What am I for tomorrow? Questionable for tomorrow, but I think questionable is 50-50. I would say like 74 percent.”
Porzingis says that sitting out on Tuesday helped his knee.
“When I woke up I was a little stiff,’’ Porzingis said. “But once I warmed up, I was good today. [With] treatment, rest, I was off these couple of days and it’s feeling better today.”
If Porzingis does play, he’ll be facing off against fellow big-man Nikola Jokic, who’s been a bright spot for the 24-23 Nuggets, who currently sit in eighth place out west.
Jokic was a second round pick of the Nuggets in 2014, which is the same draft that Porzingis was a part of.