The New York Knicks are reportedly holding out star forward Kristaps Porzingisfor the entire 2018-19 season and that has created some tension between the two sides, according to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report.
Kristaps Porzingis tore his left ACL last year and underwent season-ending surgery. The Knicks announced in December that the 7-footer is making good progress in his recovery and will be re-evaluated again in February.
Porzingis is a competitor and he certainly wants to play. However, in a rebuild season, the Knicks would be smart to be cautious with their franchise cornerstone. There is absolutely no reason to play KP if he’s not 100 percent.