NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks is welcomed back after tearing his ACL previously in the season prior to taking on the Dallas Mavericks during their game at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2018 in New York City.
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An optimistic timetable for Kristaps Porzingis' return to action following successful surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee would see him back on the hardwood around Christmas.
New York Knicks owner James Dolan, however, isn't ruling out the possibility that his franchise player could be sidelined for the entire 2018-19 campaign.
"I’ve been told everything from December to him being out for the season, so I don’t know what to expect on that," Dolan told the New York Post's Larry Brooks. "But we can’t just sit on our ass while he’s away. We need to develop a team and then integrate him into it when he comes back."
Porzingis suffered the injury Feb. 6 while coming down off a right-handed jam over Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. His knee buckled after landing awkwardly on his left leg, and the Knicks' training staff carried him back to the locker room.
No kidding, Knicks should hire an exorcist and a Voodoo expert. They spent YEARS of doing dumb things left and right, and when finally, finally, they find ayoung player with a big chance to be franchise player, he has to be out for 18 months.
Hard for Knicks fan who may be ultra passionnate, but you won't win Jack shit with Tim Hardaway Jr and Mike Beasley. at least tro tu make smart moves to clear up space for 2019 summer