The New York Knicks’ new starting five haven’t played together in the preseason. So Kristaps Porzingis knows that it will take time for the club to develop cohesion.
“It’s going to take us some time to figure this whole thing out,” Porzingis said on Sunday, two days before the Knicks open their season against the defending-champion Cleveland Cavaliers. “It doesn’t have to be in a week. It takes time.”
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN
Chris Paul Says He’ll Pay Green’s Fine for Shove, Ejection
Chris Paul says he will pay any fine that results from teammate Gerald Green shoving Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 129-120 win Sunday night.
Green was ejected for coming to Paul’s defense after a frustrated Dieng pushed him down after a foul.
Celtics’ Smart (Thumb) Confident He’ll be Back for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he’s confident he’ll be back on the court for the postseason after undergoing thumb surgery last week.
Smart suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right shooting hand while diving to the floor in a game against the Indiana Pacers earlier this month. A hand specialist in New York advised immediate surgery with hopes that Smart might be able to return even quicker than the six- to eight-week timeline the team announced after surgery.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN