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Kristaps Porzingis said he believes his chance of returning to play Thursday against Denver is “74 percent.’’ The Knicks officially listed Porzingis as questionable with an irritated left knee that caused him to miss a loss Tuesday in Golden State. But it appears likely Porzingis won’t miss a game for the eighth time this season.
Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek had talked about resting Porzingis on this six-game trip against the Western Conference and cited the possibility of him sitting out one of the two games of the upcoming back-to-back in Denver and Phoenix. Hornacek added Porzingis will hopefully return for Denver. “KP twisted his knee on a blocked shot,’’ Hornacek said. “He was fine, finished practice, woke up was pretty stiff. I don’t know if it’s precaution. He’s got soreness in there. We still have a couple of games on this trip.”
After the team doctor convinced Kristaps Porzingis to sit against OKC, he won't play against Hornets with his sore knee on Monday either. The Latvian traveled with the team and went through shootaround, but resisted making a prediction earlier about his availability before consulting doctors. Porzingis hurt his knee while making a pass during Thursday's victory over the Nets.
New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis is questionable for Saturday's home game against Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder due to a knee injury but the third-year forward felt improvement in the knee on Friday, league sources told ESPN.
Porzingis' knee was "worked on" on Friday and the discomfort in his knee decreased, league sources told ESPN. It is unclear if Porzingis underwent an MRI or had X-rays to further determine the extent of the injury but sources say he did not undergo significant testing because it wasn't warranted based on the state of the injury.
Porzingis suffered the injury early in the third quarter. It appeared to be a non-contact injury. He asked out of the game immediately after the suffering the injury, which occurred while defending Brooklyn's Rondae Hollis Jefferson. The severity of the ailment is unclear, as is Porzingis' status for New York's game against Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday.
Ian Begley: Kristaps Porzingis said his right ankle felt fine yesterday after playing 34 minutes on Wednesday against Memphis. It was Porzingis’ first game back following a 2-game absence due to an ankle injury. “There are no concerns,” he said.
Porzingis, who’s also been ill, didn’t make the trip. He stayed home to rest and get treatment on his ankle. “I think he’s getting better,” Hornacek said. “The illness, we didn’t bring him on the trip so he didn’t spread that. So hopefully with the couple of days of rest that he got he’ll be better. He says the ankle’s getting better.”
Ian Begley: Jeff Hornacek said he doesn’t expect Kristaps Porzingis to get an MRI to make any further determination on his ankle sprain. He’s hopeful that Porzingis will be back for the Knicks’ next game - against Orlando on Sunday.
He wouldn’t blame his troublesome right elbow or the different defenses he’s facing for his little dip recently. Porzingis said he needs to put in some extra work. “I got to fix all the little details,” Porzingis said. “Look at the film, look at my shots and not overthink about it. Sometimes there are good shots, but it’s just in and out. The elbow is not bothering me at all. I don’t want to blame it on the elbow. Get some rest and not overthink about those kinds of things.”
Ian Begley: As expected, Kristaps Porzingis will return to the lineup tonight after missing Wednesday's game vs. Orlando due to an ankle & elbow injury.
“When I hit it again it just swells up and it’s sensitive and I can’t stretch my arm,’’ Porzingis said of his ballooning elbow. “It bothers me a little bit but not that bad. It’s always, I have to get the swelling down and then I’ll be fine again. But I think once the season’s over. I might have to do something about it. I just can’t keep going like this every year.” Porzingis said he could “drain it” or “do some stuff with it.”
The NBA season is starting to take a familiar toll on Kristaps Porzingis. But this time, he’s not taking any chances. The Latvian sat out Wednesday’s game against the Magic with two small injuries – a sore ankle and elbow swelling that is more of a chronic issue. “You’re playing through pain a lot of times and you keep going and because this is hurting, the next thing starts to hurt,” Porzingis said. “Sometimes it’s smart when something’s hurting to maybe sit out one game and not later lose four games.”
Ian Begley: Frank Ntilikina (knee) didn't participate in contact portions of practice today. Kristaps Porzingis participated in all of practice.
Ian Begley: Kristaps Porzingis (hip) and Frank Ntilikina (knee) are out tonight. Both should be fully healthy Monday, Jeff Hornacek said.
Porzingis, who has a sore hip, practiced on a limited basis with the team Thursday. Ntilikina, who has a bruised right knee, missed his second straight day of practice though he did shoot on his own for an extended period. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek did not rule out an appearance by either player but sounded as if he’s inclined to hold both out so they are ready to go for the regular-season opener Thursday at Oklahoma City.
Ian Begley: Kristaps Porzingis' status for Friday's preseason finale is uncertain due to a hip injury. But he says the ailment won't keep him out of the Knicks' season-opener in Oklahoma City next Thursday. Porzingis said his hip tightness may have been due to overcompensation from a previous ankle injury. He missed Monday's game against Houston due to the injury and sat out of practice on Wednesday. Porzingis said he works on his hips and posture regularly to prevent any tweaks such as the hip soreness he's currently dealing with. "I'm 7-3, maybe even 7-5, I don't know, so it's important for me to do all the preventative stuff," he said with a laugh.
Kristaps Porzingis will meet with Knicks’ doctors Monday to get his right hip checked. Porzingis sat out the second half of Sunday night’s 117-83 loss to the Nets because of soreness in his right hip. He said it didn’t happen on any particular play, but he just felt the soreness “growing” and it got worse after halftime. “I didn’t feel anything before the game,” Porzingis said. “At halftime, when I cooled down that’s when I really felt it.”
Porzingis also was back on the court Friday after leaving Thursday’s practice early due to a sore right knee. Porzingis said he felt better and he went through all of Friday’s non-contact morning practice. He also was expected to scrimmage and do all the contact work in the night sessions.
Al Iannazzone: Porzingis said his knee felt fine. Hornacek said Porzingis would go through contact parts of practice tonight.
As the Knicks were scrimmaging Thursday, Kristaps Porzingis watched from the side with his practice jersey off. Then he walked to the locker room favoring his right knee. Porzingis left the court to get treatment on what the Knicks called a sore right knee. Porzingis didn’t speak to reporters. But coach Jeff Hornacek said he doesn’t think it’s serious and he believes Porzingis will be able to practice Friday. “I think his knee just got a little sore there,” Hornacek said. “So we wanted to stop him from running at that point.”
Brian Seltzer: Jeff Hornacek confirms Carmelo Anthony will be available for Knicks tonight. Kristaps Porzingis won't play.
This season, Porzingis wove a sensational November before cooling down in mid-December. He blamed his Achilles tendinitis — which first surfaced on Christmas — as the cause for a year that didn’t live up to giant expectations. “Until I got hurt with the Achilles, I was playing a very high level, very consistently, every night, but still we weren’t playing at the level that we wanted to as a team, so that didn’t really do anything for me,’’ Porzingis said. “But I liked the consistency. I was out there playing at a high level."
Hornacek said he believes Kristaps Porzingis’ nagging injuries have contributed to his inconsistency, but also have affected his mindset. “He can’t worry about scoring,’’ Hornacek said. “If you try to score too much, it usually doesn’t work out. If you play defense, rebound, block shots, that’s what Porzingis is good at.”
Ian Begley: As expected, Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah are out tonight. Porzingis may play on Monday vs. TOR. Noah is unlikely to play Monday.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Source: Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis will be out several days with ankle injury, but no ligament damage. For now, only swelling.
Derrick Rose will miss his third straight game due to a sprained ankle against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday. Kristaps Porzingis, however, is available to play and expected to start after sitting out the Knicks' loss in Washington on Tuesday due to illness.
“It’s still not there yet, have to be careful how explosive the moves are or I get a pinch again where the Achilles starts,’’ Porzingis said. “Hopefully after the next game I’ll be ready [Saturday vs. Phoenix]. I have to be smart and be 100 percent when I’m back. I hate to be out there with a suit. I look good out there but I hate being there especially in a tough moment like this.’’
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.”
Frank Isola: Jeff Hornacek confirms that Kristaps Porzingis is out today. Calls him doubtful for Monday vs Atlanta but says KP believes he'll be ready.
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