The Knicks scrimmaged Saturday morning in their final day of training camp at West Point and I know you're not even reading this because of the headline and photo below...
KRISTAPS PORZINGIS IS BAAAAAAAACK!
Final day of camp pic.twitter.com/0pEUGZlTbO
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) October 3, 2015
Porzingis: "I was waiting for this day to get back on the court. You see a smile on my face.''— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) October 3, 2015
Praise Latvian Jesus! Both Porzingis and the Knicks repeatedly said that the rookie was being held out as a cautionary measure, but who the hell was supposed to believe that? I'm still not sure I trust that photo. Has it been doctored. Is Kristaps in proper proportion to Lou Amundson? Is Amundson's top knot in proper proportion to the rest of his head?
In a double-dipping of good health news, Carmelo Anthony and his surgically-repairred knee made it through camp without a scratch:
Breaking camp, Carmelo said was "good test to get through 2-a-days.'' Didn't take a session off. Said he still has to do rehab exercises.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) October 3, 2015
These are still the Knicks, though, so it's not like everyone could be healthy:
#Knicks' Arron Afflalo is out for the second straight day with a hamstring injury.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 3, 2015
Derek Fisher hasn't picked a starting lineup yet, but Porzingis is at least under consideration:
Fisher said Porzingis is being considered for a starting role but nothing's determined yet. Still has to earn the trust of the coaches.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 3, 2015
Let's face facts: we already know one of those starting spots is going to Sasha Vujacic, the Knicks' fine, aged Slovenian wine.
Derek Fisher was asked if Sasha Vujacic seems like the same player he was as a Laker, when he teamed with Fisher. "No, hes better," he said.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 3, 2015
The Machine stayed after practice to shoot along with Thanasis Antetokounmpo, allowing Thanasty to absorb a bit of his shooting aura because he is benevolent and wise:
Video of Vujacic and Antetokounmpo shooting after the scrimmage. Also, that was Grant, not Thanasis, in 1st video. pic.twitter.com/yS2fMGld5k— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 3, 2015
As to that first video, here indeed is Jerian Grant back-tapping with panache:
Video of— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 3, 2015
Thanasis Antetokounmpotipping out a rebound to Derrick Williams, who knocks down a 3... pic.twitter.com/3AoEIjn0eC
Guards crashing the glass like centers! Vujacic spitting in the face of Father Time! Kristaps! This is going to be the best season in history.