REPORT: Kristaps Porziņģis Likely To Miss Entire 2018-2019 Season
The 2017-2018 playoffs aren’t even halfway through yet and the New York Knicks are already getting terrible news for next season. Back in February, Kristaps Porziņģis suffered an unfortunate torn ACL and was ruled out for the season.
Unfortunately, that season-ending injury may extend to next season as well.
Owner James Dolan won’t rule out his franchise player missing all of next season as well. Porzingis is two months removed from surgery to repair his left ACL. He seemed very vague when talking about his return and his rehab just last week, but Dolan has since blown the door off the hinges for the 2018-2019 season with his remarks.
“I’ve been told everything from December to him being out for the season, so I don’t know what to expect on that,” Dolan said in an interview with the New York Post. “But we can’t just sit on our [expletive] while he’s away. We need to develop a team and then integrate him into it when he comes back.”
“I think Hornacek had the same kind of issue that Phil did in that he didn’t grasp how different the players are now in the way they think and deal with management and the coaches,” Dolan said. “I think he was way behind on that.
“But I think Jeff is a good coach and he’ll do well when he’s hired by another team.”