New York Knicks star stretch forward Kristaps Porzingis, who missed Wednesday’s game against the Orlando Magic due to right elbow bursitis, told reporters he may need to undergo a procedure on his elbow after the season ends.
Porzingis has had bursitis for years and could have his elbow drained or another sort of minor surgical procedure in the offseason.
“When I hit it again, it just swells up and it’s sensitive and I can’t stretch my arm,’’ Porzingis told The New York Post. “It bothers me a little bit but not that bad. It’s always there. I have to get the swelling down and then I’ll be fine again. But I think once the season’s over, I might have to do something about it. I just can’t keep going like this every year.”
Porzingis has been simply phenomenal so far this season, averaging 30.0 points and 7.5 rebounds while shooting 51.2 percent from the floor and 38.0 percent beyond the arc.
The 7-footer has 300 points in 10 games, the most to start a season in Knicks history.