Kristaps Porzingis Rumors

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Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis
Position: F-C
Born: 08/02/95
Height: 7-3 / 2.21
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $5,697,054
Meanwhile, the last Knicks franchise player to be recovering from a major injury was Kristaps Porzingis and his rehab created friction between the team and the player. According to a team source, the Knicks front office wasn’t in favor of Porzingis’ long-time Spanish physiotherapist, Manolo Valdivieso, traveling with the team. The Knicks wanted to keep Porzingis’ rehab in-house and since they made it known that Valdivieso was not welcomed on road trips, Porzingis elected to remain in New York and work with his hand-picked trainer.
Due to injury, Latvian Porzingis has yet to play for the Texans. “Right now it’s really about his health and getting him 100 percent healthy, 100 percent strong and preparing him for an entire NBA season. He’s done an awful lot of work over the last two years since the injury” Carlisle said and went on: “He’s worked really hard since coming to us in February, and so we feel like he’s going to be able to be 100 percent and be ready to go come training camp.” The 23-year-old big is set to become a restricted free agent. “He’s a free agent on July 1. We have to get him re-signed and then he’ll have a program through the summer” his head coach confirmed and added: “Camp starts, I believe, Sept. 30, this year, so the plan is for him to be ready to go on Day One.”