Kristaps Porzingis tore ACL, Knicks say

Kristaps Porzingis tore ACL, Knicks say

NY entered the game at 23-31, four games behind the eighth-place Philadelphia 76ers, giving them a chance at a playoff spot if they made a late run.

The New York Knicks season is over.

Enes Kanter had 19 points and 16 rebounds and Courtney Lee added 14 points for the Knicks, who lost leading scorer Porzingis midway through the second quarter.

Antetokounmpo scored 23 points, jumping over Hardaway for one high-flying slam after Porzingis had dunked over him earlier in the game.

As I just stated, I believe the Knicks should just sign serviceable players to fill up the roster spots on the Knicks going into next season.

Here's to the Knicks getting the first pick in this year's National Basketball Association draft! This summer was going to be huge for Porzingis, a chance to get stronger - and do it, finally, under the Knicks' watch after last summer's tension.

Kristaps is only the latest National Basketball Association star player to be injured, along with John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, and Kevin Love. How far they fall could prove to be the difference between the Knicks landing another solid future talent, like Frank Ntilikina (the eighth pick in last year's draft), or a potential future franchise cornerstone to pair with Porzingis (the fourth overall pick in 2015). Yes, and as a Knicks fan I would cherish the moment forever, but at the end of the day, it is not what is best for the Knicks in the long term.

"We've got tremendous confidence in our medical group here that he's going to make more than a full recovery", Perry said. Jeff Hornacek exchanged words with his star player. It is true that these injuries (Kevin Love, DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, and now Kristaps Porzingis) are taking some fun out of the All-Star Game, but, I am hoping to see more intense game now. Knicks staff confirmed that Porzingis tore his ACL. All this might make sense, just suck until you best player returns, But why continue to lose games once your star returns to the court? Porzingis, who is likely to have surgery soon, will probably be out until this time next season.

Assuming Porzingis returns to the court during the 2018-19 season, the Knicks hope that core can attract free agents in the summer of 2019, when NY projects to have significant cap space and another first-round draft pick. Catch me riding around the city in a Sonata.