Kristaps Porzingis Rumors

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Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis
Position: F-C
Born: 08/02/95
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $4,503,600
Dr. Carlon Colker is bubbling with muscles and with optimism regarding his difficult task in resculpting Kristaps Porzingis for next season. “Despite the talk, ‘The sky is falling, he’ll never be the same,’ that’s a bunch of horse s–t,’’ Colker told The Post. “He’ll be better than ever. He’s going to be blow people away. If you’re around people who know what they’re doing, it’s not the end of the world. It’s the end of the world if you have the wrong people around you.”
Storyline: Kristaps Porzingis Injury
Colker is part of an aggressive faction regarding ACL timetables. While the Knicks likely won’t let Porzingis play until around Christmas (the 10-month mark) at the earliest, Colker says he’ll have him ready for opening night. Knicks brass is aware of Porzingis’ relationship with Colker. Porzingis and Colker met late last season to take care of a recurring shoulder ailment. Colker implemented an offseason conditioning plan and visited Porzingis in Latvia for two weeks over the summer.
According to DICK’S Sporting Goods Jersey Report, Curry’s jersey sales are greater than the ones for LeBron James and Russell Westbrook. Curry’s teammate, Kevin Durant, is third overall in jersey sales. Here’s the full list from DICK’s: 1. Stephen Curry; 2. LeBron James; 3. Kevin Durant; 4. Russell Westbook; 5. Kristaps Porzingis; 6. Kyrie Irving; 7. Joel Embiid; 8. James Harden; 9. Giannis Antetokounmpo; 10. Kawhi Leonard.
It’s a pairing that makes sense and a storyline that a beleaguered fanbase will eat up: after the Knicks missed out on Steph Curry by one draft spot in 2009 (only to draft Jordan Hill (ugh)), they have an opportunity to land Curry’s second-coming. “It gives them a ball-dominant point guard which is probably the best for (Frank) Ntilikina – and Frank could always defend the better guard on the other team. So I could see that,” a Western Conference scout said. “I could see his game really working (with the Knicks). Obviously you don’t want to take shots from Kristaps (Porzingis), but you put those two in pick-and-roll, that’s a pretty dynamic thing. And if he learns to play off the ball where you can do stuff with Kristaps in the mid-post where he could do his thing and he spreads the floor with his shooting ability, then you have something pretty good.”
Ian Begley: Steve Clifford on Jeff Hornacek: “He’s a very good coach. He’s done a good job. You can’t lose (Kristaps) Porzingis and then, to me, start judging the coach.” I understand Clifford’s point re: injuries & think NYK will take that into account when evaluating Hornacek at year’s end

Storyline: Kristaps Porzingis Injury