Kristaps Porzingis: “I want to get back on the court as soon as possible”

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 26, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) slam dunks the ball against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks defeated the Magic 108-95. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks center, Kristaps Porzingis, works very hard to return to action, following a torn ACL injury he suffered in February.

Here is what the Latvian big man said during the Knicks’ Media Day:

On the rehabilitation process: “We’ve done things differently, because there is no protocol for a 7-3 guy. There is no timetable for my type of body, my size and all that. We’ve done things differently, very conservative and at the same time, I’ve been killing myself working.

We’re just going to have to keep moving forward, keep progressing and see when is the right time for me to be back.”

On his recovery: “My leg’s getting stronger. I’m feeling really, really good. Obviously, I’m getting itchy and I want to get back on the court as soon as possible, but it won’t happen until I am 110 percent and medically cleared.”

On the team’s head coach, David Fizdale: “I believe he’s the type of person that wants to get the maximum out of each player around him.

So I think me and him can work really well with him being able to ask those of me and me keep pushing and try to achieve those things, which are also my goals. So I think we’re on the same page there.”

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