Kristaps Porzingis turned to Instagram to contest Knicks coach David Fizdale. Fizdale said Thursday that Porzingis had not developed recently…
Kristaps Porzingis turned to Instagram to contest Knicks coach David Fizdale.
Fizdale said Thursday that Porzingis had not developed recently in the rehab and Latvian still did “light driving”. Sprinting, he’s not at that level yet. “
A short while later, Porzingis, who tore his ACL in February, released two pictures in an Instagram story that seems to show him a sprint. He added a third of UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov with the text” This is the number one bull “.
Kristaps Porzingis uploaded this photo of Khabib Nurmagomedov. Instagram
The good news: Porzingis may be in his rehab. The bad news: He is not on the same side with his new coach.
Fizdale visited Porzingis in Europe this offseason and the two seemed to destroy a band, though it is unclear whether the relationship between Porzingis and the franchise was strained when it chose not to offer the force a contract extension by 15 October.
The timeline for Porzingi’s return has been difficult to determine, with December considering a long-term, best case scenario. Knicks owner James Dolan prefers found that the Post as Porzingis could miss the whole season.
Knicks, who is out to a 4-8 start, would fight to make the playoff with or without Porzingis, so some have argued for a careful attitude.
“Just mentally to me,” said Fizdale. “It’s somewhere else. I do not want to be distracted personally as a coach, worried about if and when he returns. I’d rather focus on the daily tasks with these guys, and when he returns, it will only be a gift for me. You may be distracted as a coach, busy at that time when and hopefully soon and you lose focus on what you are doing. And these guys deserve my undivided attention. “