March 8, 2016, 8:27 am
Kristaps Porzingis (shin) says he wants to play on Tuesday, but Kurt Rambis says it is the medical staff’s decision.
The injury apparently occurred on Friday in Boston when he got kicked, and Rambis told the NY Post that he felt like Porzingis has lost a step on defense “as evidenced by his decrease in blocking shots.” Porzingis didn’t agree with the assessment. “Some games you get blocks and have opportunities. Some games you just don’t,” Porzingis said. “Maybe some part I’ve been a little too slow, but I’ve tried to stay active as I can. I love blocking shots. Maybe I got to block some shots and prove it to the coach I can still block somebody.” The Kurt Rambis experience is really starting to ramp up in New York.