Reality sinking in for Knicks as life without injured Kristaps Porzingis begins

Reality sinking in for Knicks as life without injured Kristaps Porzingis begins

Reality sinking in for Knicks as life without injured Kristaps Porzingis begins

Without Kristaps Porzingis, there's no reason for the New York Knicks to be thinking about the postseason.

NY entered the game at 23-31, four games behind the eighth-place Philadelphia 76ers, giving them a chance at a playoff spot if they made a late run. What if NY is on his radar this summer? At the end of the day the Knicks will advance to at least the second round, but then lose to a deeper and more talented team such as Boston, Toronto, or even the Bucks. The one silver lining to come from this - if there can be any silver lining from such a depressing event - is that without Porzingis, the Knicks should plummet in the standings - and, in doing so, improve their draft pick. I'm just going to pray for him tonight. For the Knicks as an organization, it signals a total rebuild, with trading all veteran players away and tanking for better picks. The Knicks went on the lose the contest, 103-99. He earned the first All-Star selection of his career this season due to his emergence as the Knicks' No. 1 option, and is scheduled to defend his title as the victor of last year's Taco Bell Skills Challenge at this year's All-Star Saturday event at Staples Center. Knicks fans everywhere are exhausted of seeing the Knicks miss the Playoffs, but being the eight seed and getting destroyed in the first round, and not getting a lottery pick in the National Basketball Association draft at the end of the days is actually worse for any franchise in the long run than missing the playoffs altogether.

Kristaps Porzingis had to be helped off the court on Tuesday night after suffering an injury to his left knee. Jeff Hornacek exchanged words with his star player.

The 7-3 Latvian was enjoying the best season of his three-year career and was set to play in his first All-Star Game on February 18 in Los Angeles. But now they are better off playing for the lottery than the playoffs, and any moves they make would likely be with that in mind.

With four of the players injured, and not able to play, many would say that Team LeBron is now weaker. You always think about the young person at first. It's worth taking a flier on either of them - Beasley first - as we wait to see how New York's frontcourt rotation will shake out sans Porzingis and/or following the trade deadline.

Im 21, Long Island boy.

NEW YORK - Hardaway Jr.

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