Everyone is discussing whether or not Kristaps Porzingis should return this season after tearing his ACL last year. He made his first All-Star team last season and was poised to make the jump to the superstar he was the potential to be.
Getting him back around January/February would be huge for the Knicks considering they need to decide sooner or later if they’re going to give this injury-prone big man the supermax extension. That’s a huge financial commitment to give to a guy who you aren’t even certain has two working knees.
It would behoove Kristaps to sit out and not even let the Knicks know if his legs work or not. Why would he risk another injury when he can rehab all season and just get a massive direct deposit at the end of the year without playing a single game. Goals.
Plus, the Knicks should probably tank the season again and get a high first-round draft pick to pair with Porzingis, Frank Ntilikina and Kevin Knox. That’s a great affordable young core of players that can either grow and learn to win together or can be flipped for other assets like a Kyrie Irving or Jimmy Butler or whatever.
But what’s lost in this whole Porzingis debate is that the Knicks don’t even need Kristaps to win. They have a superstar just waiting to lead the team to an 82-0 season. You can’t tank when you have an MVP candidate on your roster.
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) September 24, 2018
RON BAKER SZN.
Kristaps who? It’s Ron Baker’s world and we’re all just lucky to be living in it.
Sidenote: I’m only writing about Ron Baker because I’m pretty sure he’s not going to make the team and these are my final days before he gets cut and I never watch basketball again.
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