Kristaps Porzingis
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Kristaps Porzingis was labeled as the next in the line among versatile bigs that can become a superstar and even lead teams to titles.

The Latvian forward/center has experienced several injury setbacks in the last two seasons to face concerns about his “glass body” after coming off missing a season-and-a-half with a torn ACL.

“I can’t really be too worried about that,” he said, according to The Associated Press. “Both of them were contact injuries.

What I can do is just focus on the work that I can put it to make sure that I decrease the possibility of that happening. That means strengthening everything and trying to do all the preventative work I can. That’s in my hands. I can’t be too frustrated over these type of things.”

Porzingis missed the last three games of the playoff series against the Clippers due to torn cartilage in his right knee. Porzingis appeared in 57 games during the 2019-2020 season.