How Kristaps Porzingis’ injury changes the Knicks’ future

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Ian Begley discusses all the possibilities that might unfold for the Knicks now that they have lost Kristaps Porzingis for a long period of time.

How big a blow did Kristaps Porzingis‘ future take when he suffered a torn ACL on Tuesday?

The injury, which occurred when Porzingis landed on Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s ankle after dunking, looked bad from the start. A little later, the New York Knicks delivered the devastating news: An MRI had confirmed a torn left ACL. His season is undoubtedly over.

The focus now turns to Porzingis’ recovery from the injury and his long-term future. What can we expect, and how does it affect New York’s rebuild?


Impact of Porzingis missing time next season

In addition to missing the rest of this season, Porzingis will probably see his rehab extend well into the 2018-19 campaign. A pair of players who suffered ACL tears last February stand as good examples. Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, who tore his ACL while playing for the Minnesota

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22351198/fallout-kristaps-porzingis-acl-tear-nba

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