Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis suffers season-ending ACL tear


An MRI exam revealed the ACL tear, and Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania reported that Porzingis would undergo season-ending surgery.

Now with the playoffs out of reach, the Knicks will compete for a high draft position. In his third season in the league, Porzingis averaged 22.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and 2.4 blocks per game on 43.7 percent shooting from the field and 39.2 percent from beyond the arc. Porzingis will miss the rest of the season and likely a big chunk of next season.

The Bucks lost the rebounding battle, 43-47, but held NY to just 41.6 per cent shooting from the field and 21.7 per cent from three-point range. "We'll be able to move forward from that point". However, Enes Kanter will miss the matchup due to re-stitching of the cut in his mouth, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

Dropping all the way to last may not be feasible in New York's remaining 29 games, but moving into the top five certainly is, given how little talent the Knicks have at their disposal. Perry could try to make more deals by Thursday's 3 p.m. trade deadline.

Whenever Kanter returns, he'll shoulder the heaviest load in the frontcourt moving forward.

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"He was down when he first got the news", Lee said.

This injury raises the question if the New York Knicks are going to give Kristaps the expected max contract extension this summer. Porzingis suffered a torn ACL, and he will not be on an National Basketball Association court for at least another eight months, possibly 12 months (which means he could miss most of next season to go along with missing the rest of this years National Basketball Association campaign).

Porzingis, 22, suffered the injury early in the second quarter of the Knicks' 103-89 loss to the Bucks Tuesday night.

Without Kristaps Porzingis, there's no reason for the New York Knicks to be thinking about the postseason. While they could have (wrongfully) fancied themselves potential playoff contenders and approached the trade deadline as buyers prior to Tuesday night, Porzingis' absence guarantees they're heading straight toward the lottery. Perry said he's still trying to add more athleticism and talked to Orlando about penetrating point guard Elfrid Payton, whom he drafted for the Magic.