Kristaps Porzingis questionable for Saturday's game in Memphis
If Kristaps Porzingis can't play Saturday against the Grizzlies, his arms still might be long enough to affect some shots on the court. Maybe. It's possible. But he still won't be as effective as if he were actually on the court.
That's the situation the Knicks are in right now after Porzingis sat out Friday's practice with a shoulder injury.
Porzingis, suffering from a sore right shoulder, did not practice on Friday. He called himself questionable but then added that he expects to play.
Anthony, who missed Wednesday's game against Brooklyn with a sprained right ankle, went through a light workout but could not say whether he'd be available.
Here's more from Frank Isola of the New York Daily News:
Carmelo Anthony is also in a similar situation for Saturday's game. Anthony missed Wednesday's road loss to the Nets after rolling an ankle during a win over the Celtics the previous night. The Knicks have been playing strong basketball of late, but missing their two best players wouldn't exactly help things.
#Knicks Porzingis asked if sore shoulder from shooting 2 much: "Like Kobe says, it's from passing too much…I don’t know when it happened"— Fred Kerber (@FredKerber) January 15, 2016
Still, at least Kristaps has a good sense of humor about the injury:
Bryant, of course, famously joked about a year ago that an injury he'd suffered happened because he was passing too much. Porzingis is shooting a lot, but he's not quite at Kobe's quantity just yet. If only he were shooting 25 times a game. If only.