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