Kristaps Porzingis’ rehabilitation from an ACL injury took a turn that nobody saw coming 48 hours ago — not even his (now former) Knicks teammates.
The Knicks traded Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks shortly after the injured big man voiced his frustration with the franchise’s direction. Rather than reassure Porzingis that the Knicks had a plan (Zion or bust), they sent the Unicorn to team up with Luka Doncic.
To make matters even stranger, Enes Kanter said that he viewed Porzingis as an untouchable part of the Knicks just two days ago.
Kanter said in an interview with Sports Illustrated:
“I think he should be untouchable. People only know the on-the-court stuff, but his off-the-court stuff — he’s one of the best teammates I’ve ever played with. I’m not even talking about how good his game is, but off the court, he’s a good teammate. This guy has not played for over a year, and he’s still on the sideline cheering for us.”
That would explain Kanter’s initial reaction to the news.
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