During the MLK Day action on Monday, Kristaps Porzingis hurt his foot while playing against the Philadelphia 76ers. Derek Fisher has said that he is hopeful that Porzingis can play on Wednesday against the Utah Jazz.
I understand that the Knicks really want to start becoming relevant again sooner rather than later, and that means they need to win games. However, even if positive reports do come back about Porzingis’ foot, they should try to err on the cautious side with this decision.
If we’re being honest here, then we all know that the Knicks are not a championship contending team this season. They are looking very much improved from last season, but they still have a ways to go if they want to compete with the likes of the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, and Cleveland Cavaliers of the league. That being said, if their young and promising big man has a foot injury, which is very worrisome for the likes of any seven-footer, then they should not worry about rushing him back. There’s no harm in letting him sit one game just to make sure that everything is fine. No need to risk your future for one game in a season where a championship is very unlikely.
H/T: CBS Sports