Those #Forzingis – supporters of the New York Knicks first-round draft pick – have legitimate reason to be concerned. It’s Not Hip To Be Kristaps Porzingis right now.
Porzingis’ older brother Janis appeared on the World Wide Leader’s New York City radio station on Monday with some not-so-great news. It seems that his little brother is dealing with hip tighness. The problems began during Porzingis’ preparation for his Las Vegas workout on June 12th, the first time most NBA executives had the chance to see him play live. Despite this limited exposure, the Knicks made him the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Obviously we are ALL “Day-To-Day”, but when asked if little brother would be ready to play by June 11th in Las Vegas for the Samsung NBA Summer League Brother Janis had this to say; “I don’t know, I really don’t know.” The Knicks maintain that Porzingis is on schedule to play and is back working out after missing a few days.
Porzingis blew up the internet with a video demonstrating his basketball capabilities. Unfortunately, the 14-minute video and a few others like it remain the majority of his playing “body of work.” Porzingis played sparingly for three not-livestreamed seasons in Spain’s LIGA ACB, last season for Baloncesto Sevilla. The 7’1″youngster is exactly one month shy of his 20th birthday and is officially listed by the Knicks at just 220lbs. The same weight that 7’7″ Manute Bol played at during his less-than-spectacular NBA career.