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.
Porzingis has a strained left upper quad.— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) October 12, 2015
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:
Fisher says #Knicks are looking into possible adjustments to Porzingis' workout regimen given that this is his 2nd left quad injury.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 12, 2015
Fish says this injury concerns him less than the one Porzingis sustained in the predraft workout. (Tho I dont really know what that means)— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) October 12, 2015
Fisher says the #Knicks are "pretty hopeful" that Porzingis will play Friday against Boston.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 12, 2015
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.