Knicks phenom Kristaps Porzingis limped off the Garden court in the opening minute of the fourth quarter after banging knees with Orlando’s rugged center Nikola Vucevic and left the game for good with “a contused right knee.” It doesn’t appear serious.
“We’ll see how it feels [Friday]” Porzingis said. “It hurts a little bit today. I wanted to come back in the game. They wanted me to be cautious and not put me back in. It’s not that bad. I’ll see how it feels [Friday] and go from there.”
Source: Marc Berman of the New York Post
Sources: Brandon Knight Underwent ‘clean up’ Procedure on Left Knee
On @theathleticnba @watchstadium: Houston’s Brandon Knight underwent surgery on his left knee, considered a “clean up,” and will miss some time, per league sources.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 20, 2018
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
Report: Pelicans Waive Emeka Okafor
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has requested waivers on center Emeka Okafor.
Okafor, 6-10, 252, appeared in 26 regular season games last season with New Orleans after signing with the team on February 3, 2018 and finished the season with averages of 4.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game.
Source: New Orleans Pelicans
Report: Blazers Announce Sponsorship Deal with Performance Health
The [Portland Trail Blazers] announced on Wednesday that they have entered into a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Performance Health, billed as a “global leader in rehabilitation and sports medicine,” the centerpiece of which is a jersey patch featuring their product Biofreeze starting this season.
As a part of the multi-year agreement, which was helped set in motion thanks to a collaboration with Oak View Group’s Global Partnerships team, the Biofreeze logo will appear on all of the Trail Blazers’ jerseys, including all game jerseys, practice jerseys and Las Vegas Summer League jerseys. The Biofreeze logo will also appear on media interview backdrops. Also included in the agreement are activations online and in arena, on team broadcasts and through community outreach events.
Source: Portland Trail Blazers