Someone just sent me this picture of Kristaps Porzingis shooting in the gym at his Manhattan apartment building.
Porzingis tore his ACL about six weeks ago and underwent surgery on Feb. 13. He said last week he has no timetable for his return. pic.twitter.com/rNegFaCJ5K
— Yaron Weitzman (@YaronWeitzman) March 18, 2018
Injured New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis isn’t wasting any time as he works his way back from a season-ending injury.
New York Knicks All-Star Kristaps Porzingis is already back in the gym, putting up some shots at his Manhattan apartment complex. Courtesy of Bleacher Report’s Yaron Weitzman, we get a nice look at KP working on his game.
Even in the wake of a season-ending knee injury, Porzingis isn’t letting anything keep him away from the court for long.
Porzingis went down with a torn left ACL in early February and underwent surgery to repair his knee on Feb. 13. Ever since then, the third-year forward has been out of the public eye. He only just recently spoke to the media for the first time since his unfortunate injury.
KP has vowed to come back stronger than ever before. Six weeks after an injury that usually takes at least 11 months to rehabilitate, he is already making sure he does whatever it takes to get back to peak form.
Even though Porzingis couldn’t give the media a timetable for his return, he is clearly focused on basketball, which is fantastic news for New York and the Knicks, who have desperately missed his nightly heroic performances.
The Knicks now sit in 11th place in the Eastern Conference, well out of the playoff race and are once again destined for the lottery. Porzingis was a monster for the Knicks this season, posting averages of 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks a game to go along with a career-best 39.4 percent on three-pointers.
During the first two months of the 2017-18 season, the Knicks were 16-13. By the time Porzingis was ruled out for the remainder of the season, they were still a surprising 23-32, given the talent on the team. Without him, however, the Knicks have plummeted, going 1-11 over their past 12 games.
Injuries have not been good to the Knicks all year, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Porzingis is back in the gym, and once he is back, the world better watch out.