Knicks Injury Report: Porzingis (sore Achilles) out, Noah (sore shoulder) to play
Dec 13, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss (center) has his shot blocked by New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis (left) and center Joakim Noah in the second quarter at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks will be without Kristaps Porzingis Thursday night vs. the Chicago Bulls, and Joakim Noah will be playing through injury.

According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, the New York Knicks will be without Kristaps Porzingis (sore Achilles) when they face the Chicago Bulls Thursday night in an important road contest.

This is the same Achilles injury that kept Porzingis out of three straight games (all losses) beginning on New Year’s Eve. The team will want to be careful with the future of their franchise.

Per Begley, Porzingis’ status for Sunday’s game against the Toronto Raptors is unknown.

Hornacek also spoke about Joakim Noah, who had his shoulder heavily wrapped with ice on the sidelines Wednesday night, is currently playing through injury.

Via Marc Berman of The New York Post:

Fortunately for the Knicks Chicago will be without their star player as well. Jimmy Butler is sidelined with the flu, as is Nikola Mirotic and Denzel Valentine.

Via Jonah Ballow of

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