Porzingis scored 37 points (14-26 FG, 5-8 3PT, 4-5 FT) to go along with 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and five steals across 40 minutes in Tuesday's 113-109 overtime win against the Lakers.
Since returning from an ankle injury four games ago, Porzingis' offensive output has steadily increased game by game. The New York forward is back to the form that has averaged a career-high 26.0 points this season. Against the Lakers, Porzingis unloaded from three-point land, sinking 5-of-8 three pointers. On Tuesday, he led the team with 26 shots, pushing his career-high average to 20.8 shots per game for the season. As a result, Porzingis is shooting at a career-best 46.4 percent from the floor and a career-high 39.6 percent from beyond the arc. It is evident that Porzingis has taken ownership of the Knicks offense and has elevated his offensive game to new heights.
Porzingis accounted for 30 points (10-23 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 9-10 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks in 38 minutes Sunday in New York's win over Atlanta.
Porzingis has posted impressive numbers so far in the 2017-18 season, his first campaign that doesn't include sharing the ball with Carmelo Anthony. The 30 point, eight rebound performance was a return to form for Porzingis, who had been hobbled by an ankle injury in early December. His three-point shooting has been down over his last five games (28.6-percent), likely a result of the recent ankle injury, but he is shooting 38.3-percent from deep on the season. It has been a breakout season for Porzingis in terms of scoring, and his percentages haven't dropped as a result of the increased volume. Fantasy owners should be pleased about that development.
Porzingis finished with 23 points (10-25 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one block in 36 minutes during Saturday's 104-102 loss to Chicago.
Porzingis was relatively quiet again Saturday, as the Knicks lost a heartbreaker to the Bulls. This was only his second game after returning from an ankle injury, so he can be forgiven for his struggles from the field. With Tim Hardaway Jr (leg) out for the foreseeable future, Porzingis is going to get even more looks on offense. While this is a good sign for his owners, it could result in a drop in his efficiency.
Porzingis (ankle) has been cleared to play in Wednesday's matchup with the Grizzlies, Al Iannazzone of Newsday Sports reports.
Porzingis missed the last two games with an ankle injury, but was given a probable designation coming into Wednesday, so this was the expected move all along. Look for Porzingis to slot in as the starting power forward like usual and the Knicks aren't reporting any sort of minutes restriction for their star big man. With Porzingis back and returning to the top unit, look for Michael Beasley to head to the bench and see an overall decrease in production and fantasy value.
Porzingis (ankle) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports.
After a two-game absence with the ankle sprain, Porzingis is on track to return for Wednesday's home game, and his status should become more official after the team's morning shootaround. With Porzingis' return, Michael Beasley will likely return to his role off the bench, while Lance Thomas is expected to see reduced minutes after seeing an extended frontcourt role in the Latvian's absence.
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