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: $5,697,054
Marc Gasol has placed David Fizdale firmly in the rearview mirror. And even if it doesn’t sound like they’ll ever be friends – or even embrace at the reunion Sunday – Gasol recommended the coach to an inquiring Kristaps Porzingis. “He asked me what I thought. I said, ‘He’s a great coach and you guys are going to do great with him,’” Gasol said Saturday during his first interview about Fizdale since the coach got a new job in New York.
Fizdale was less definitive about whether Porzingis is coming back this season. “I don’t think it’s at that place [of returning to practice],” Fizdale said. “At some point, I would think. I know he’s feeling better. Obviously his progress, we’re all excited about every step he takes forward. The trainers are keeping me in the loop as possible while letting me focus at the same time so I don’t get my hopes up for [Porzingis] too soon. But hopefully, the sooner the better.”
Storyline: Kristaps Porzingis Injury
Regarding the alleged contact drills, Fizdale said Porzingis is not performing them against Knicks players but the training staff. “We’re still going to stay with the idea that until it feels 100 percent to he, I and the Knicks, that we’re not going to put him in jeopardy to get hurt again,” Fizdale said. “We want to do it the right way by him and also the best thing for our team.”
Kristaps Porzingis is hungry. To play basketball again, yes, after tearing his ACL in February 2018, just a few weeks after earning his first NBA All-Star nod. He is also literally hungry, though. Not quite to the extent as he was back in 2015, when the 7’3″ rookie would stuff his face with anything and everything in a desperate attempt to bulk up. But hungry enough, thanks to a new low-carb, high-protein diet in which he’s given up dairy—including cottage cheese, a food he adores—to become a spryer, leaner, and more energetic version of himself on the court.