The Knicks took to the practice court Monday afternoon in the Mile High City with the status of young Kristaps Porzingis still up in the air (pun intended!):
Kristaps Porzingis was limited in practice and is questionable tomorrow with a contused left lower leg— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) March 7, 2016
Porzingis thinks he should be able to play tomorrow.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) March 7, 2016
Of course, Zingis Khan always thinks he can play -- unicorns do not feel pain. The Knicks should remain cautious with their stud rookie, and Kurt Rambis doesn't like playing him anyway for some reason, so he very well may sit out Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.
In other news, Carmelo Anthony is ready to press the flesh this summer and recruit some free agents!
Last summer Melo wasn't involved in free agent meetings. This summer: "Put me at the head of the table. And let’s go to work."— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) March 7, 2016
That sounds awesome! I wonder who he has in mind? Per Stefan Bondy:
"I think Rondo -- just me personally, I don't want to be tampering -- but I've heard he said he wouldn't thrive in a system like this," Anthony said. "I think he'd be perfect in a system like this."
"It is a misconception about that. Some of the keys of our offense is penetration, getting in the paint," Anthony said. "Pushing the pace, transition. Creating in the paint for bigs, for yourself, everybody else. I think a point guard would love that. Especially a point guard who can penetrate, create for yourself, create for others. I think it's a perfect opportunity for him."
No, Melo! Even putting aside our Celtics-related prejudices, Rajon Rondo is probably the last point guard the Knicks should sign. His superficial stats are good enough to command multiple years, yet the Kings are still better with him on the bench. Let Sacramento give him his money and pursue other options, I'm begging you.