Knicks coach David Fizdale says Kristaps Porzingis isn’t yet sprinting, Porzingis posts photos of himself sprinting

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How is Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis recovering from his torn ACL?

Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News:

David Fizdale, who said Thursday that his Latvian star still isn’t sprinting and remains at about the same level as prior to training camp: he’s shooting and jogging lightly.

“He’s still kind of there,” Fizdale said. “Not huge jumps.”

Porzingis on Instagram:

At best: Fizdale was intentionally trying to downplay Porzingis’ progress to protect the player. That’d allow Porzingis to exceed expectations later — or, if he suffers a setback, avoid scrutiny.

At worst: The Knicks and Porzingis are divided.

With Porzingis headed toward restricted free agency, his relationship with the Knicks warrants close monitoring.