The New York Knicks may have Kristaps Porzingis back in the building in early March and Jon Stewart couldn’t believe what happened last night either.
Jeff Hornacek says Kristaps Porzingis may be back at the team facility after the Knicks’ West Coast trip. It’s unclear if he’s going to do rehab work there or just spend time with teammates/staff.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 26, 2018
Kristaps Porzingis has been away from the New York Knicks since he went down with a season-ending ACL injury. Although he’s been away from the team to get surgery and perform his rehab, it looks like he may return to the team soon. Jeff Hornacek told ESPN’s Ian Begley that Porzingis could be returning to the team facility following the team’s West Coast road trip.
It’s not the biggest news and it doesn’t change the fact that Porzingis is out for the foreseeable future, but it’s nice to see him taking his recovery in stride. I’m sure it would be a lift for himself and the team if he can start to be around the team more. It may seem insignificant, but it’s nice to hear good news about KP, however small.
You good, Jon Stewart? ? pic.twitter.com/3PU6VzQV82
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 27, 2018
We couldn’t believe it either, Jon Stewart. The comedian and political commentator had the perfect reaction to JaVale McGee’s wild fadeaway jumper against Kyle O’Quinn last night. In true JaVale McGee fashion, he fumbled the pass, awkwardly collects the ball, and launches a beautiful fadeaway off of one foot.
That was kind of emblematic of the night for the Knicks. They hung around for a while and even took a lead into the second half, but eventually, the Warriors gathered themselves and hit more shots just like the one McGee hits here.
Despite the second half drubbing from the dubs, there were positives for the Knicks. All members of the point guard triad played well including Emmanuel Mudiay. He finished with 20 points and seven assists.
According to Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic, Jeff Hornacek thinks Mudiay’s condition is holding him back late in games. It will be interesting to see if Mudiay can build up his stamina and play better late in games.
Hornacek implying Mudiay's conditioning still not there yet, plaguing him later in games. Mudiay hadn't been playing much in Denver by the time he got traded, so Knicks trying to jump-start his endurance now. He played 30+ minutes tonight
— Mike Vorkunov (@MikeVorkunov) February 27, 2018