New York Knicks’ star Kristaps Porzingis is scheduled to undergo surgery next week on his injured knee.
After getting a second opinion on his injured knee, New York Knicks’ star forward Kristaps Porzingis has finally scheduled his surgery to repair his knee, after suffering a torn ACL last week.
Ian Begley of ESPN is reporting that Porzingis will undergo surgery this Tuesday.
Begley also mentioned that as of right now, no one knows how long Porzingis will out, he’s not expected to be ready for at least 10 months. That means he may not be back, playing a regular season Until December or January.
The last thing the Knicks will want to do is rush Porzingis back. As of right now, they need to continue to develop their younger players and prepare for the summer of 2019, when they’ll have plenty of cap room to go after players like Klay Thompson, Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving on the open free agent market.
The good news for Porzingis is that this is his first ACL tear and he’s only 22 years-old.
The Knicks have another young seven-footer in Luke Kornet who looked good in his pro debut this past week. It will be interesting to see how he plays going forward and heading into next season. He could be yet another weapon that’s a big man that can shoot the three ball for New York.
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