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Knicks vs. 76ers: Kristaps Porzingis OUT with a strained quad


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Kristaps Porzingis will miss Monday's tilt with the Philadelphia 76ers. Unlike Sam Hinkie's boys, Nerlens Noel and Jalil Okafor, Krispy isn't being held out simply to get used to losing.

Oh. My. God. This is Porzingis' third leg injury in the past few months -- he strained that same left calf during pre-draft workouts, then missed a few days of training camp with a knee issue. At least the Knicks are being proactive in treating the injury, and don't expect him to miss significant time:

It doesn't strike me as terribly unusual to see a rookie big man tweaking muscles in his first few months of NBA training. Right? Riiiiight?

Lance Thomas will take Porzingis' place in the starting lineup. Use this post as the game thread, and let his hilariously awkward running style ease your pain.