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Kristaps Porzingis Day To Day With Sore Knee

17 December 2017

The New York City native spent six-and-a-half seasons playing for the Knicks, so much like it was for Paul George in IN and likely to a slightly lesser degree for Jerami Grant in Philadelphia, this three-game road trip for the Thunder will be equally as interesting because of the reunion aspect, and the theater behind it. And his stance toward Anthony last season angered teammates who appreciated the veteran's efforts on and off the court. The Thunder had had plenty of inconsistency this season even on normal rest, so this could be a huge letdown spot especially after getting the win last night. The match is being billed as Carmelo Anthony's first appearance in NY since being traded to Oklahoma City ahead of the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season. "I embraced everything about that city". Porzingis is playing almost as well as Anthony ever did in NY and seems to enjoy unyielding support from both fans and the front office that Anthony never had.

Oklahoma City arrived with a middling 14-14 mark, still adjusting to adding All-Stars Anthony and Paul George to reigning league MVP Russell Westbrook. "If he didn't want to win, he would have probably stayed here or went somewhere else besides OKC because he has an actual chance to win". "They just need some time to try to get used to each other and stuff, but once they get the chemistry together, I think they're gonna beat Houston, Golden State, whoever, in the West".

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"With it being something new, I really respect and admire their willingness to work through something that they really maybe have never done before in their careers".

For the Thunder, it'll cap a three-game road trip that started with returning to IN and then saw a triple-overtime win IN Philadelphia on Friday, when Anthony played his best game of the season. "I believe it, yeah, I think in the end you will guys will see it in the playoffs that they're going to step up. Coming back to the Garden is always a show", he said. The Knicks have fared slightly better at 15-13, led primarily by Melo's former mentee Kristaps Porzingis. He was their leading scorer and team leader, and coach Jeff Hornacek had already said Anthony would be in the starting lineup if he remained on the team. They found their team for right now. But that will always be a part of me. They're having fun, they're enjoying the game.

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But new president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry found a trade the next day and it's been a good one for the Knicks.

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Kristaps Porzingis Day To Day With Sore Knee