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January 16, 2017 | 8:58 am EST Update
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Asked whether McDermott, in his third year, even should be battling confidence problems, Hoiberg said that ups and downs are part of being a shooter in the NBA. “It’s human nature as a shooter, when you’re struggling, you try to get as close to that rim as you can, and you try and guide it up there, as opposed to trusting that stroke and shooting it,’’ Hoiberg said. “It looks like he’s trying to seek contact a little bit, as opposed to going up without hesitation and shooting. “The big thing for Doug is to trust it. We have a lot of confidence in Doug. Everyone in this organization does. He needs to continue to take them when they’re there. We need him to make shots. When he and Niko [Mirotic] are shooting the ball well, we generally play well.’’
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Porzingis said it’s not his call and will listen to the medical staff. “No problema,” Porzingis said, using his Spanish. “I didn’t feel any pain. I hope [to be ready]. The way I feel right now, yes, I feel I’ll be available [Monday]. It all depends if the doctors let me go. This is the second time this has happened to me. They want to make sure I’m good, 100 percent healed before I step on the court. We don’t want this to happen again. It’s all their decision.”
Storyline: Kristaps Porzingis Injury