According to ESPN.com's Ian Begley, Porzingis said, "I think he was as professional as he can be in his time here in NY, so I don't see why they would not receive him with love".
Of course, more than anything, Anthony is focused on winning. Meanwhile, he finished the game 5-of-10 from the line, 1-of-3 from three and 2-of-2 from the line. If he's able to get back on the floor Saturday, our models like him to tally 38.9 FD points in a matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder. New York Knicks vs Oklahoma City Thunder live streaming, Knicks vs Thunder live streaming, Knicks live streaming and Thunder live streaming info follows. Porzingis was taken out of the game as a precaution, and it sounds like he shouldn't miss much time, if any.
The Knicks are off to a promising 15-13 start in their first season without Anthony, leading some to speculate he was the reason the franchise was not seeing success.
The boos that are sure to rain down at Madison Square Garden will, deep down, come from memories of watching the team's centerpiece play lackluster defense, and chuck up questionable iso-ball shots more than anything else.
Carmelo Anthony will return to Madison Square Garden on Saturday night for the first time since being traded to the Thunder, and Kristaps Porzingis hopes that Knicks fans will give Anthony a friendly reception. "I felt my knee just kind of buckle maybe a little bit and I felt a little pain there", the 22-year-old from Latvia said. "I trust the team".
February will mark the seventh anniversary of Anthony being traded from the Denver Nuggets to the NY. Doug McDermott is bringing another 8.5 points a night off the bench.
Melo is one of the best scorers of his era, with one scoring title and a per-game average of 24.6 points during his career.
When he agreed to waive his no-trade clause to join league MVP Russell Westbrook and George, most believed the Thunder formed a super team that could challenge the Warriors in the West. "But regardless, (they) will figure it out. I am anxious about the Knicks". Now Anthony prepares for his NY return. And if things don't work out with OKC, Anthony could always opt out of his contract in July and try to hook up with LeBron James...(although he'd be insane to turn down a guaranteed $28 million).
"There is no one answer, it's just different situations and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't", Porzingis told Bleacher Report in a story published Friday.
"I don't know until I actually get there on the court, feel the reaction, be in that atmosphere, be in that environment", he said.
Anthony agrees that ditching the triangle offense has been important and revealed that he discussed that with his Knicks teammates prior to the September deal with OKC.