Kristaps Porzingis (hip tightness) said that he'll be ready for the Knicks' season opener on Thursday.
Porzingis said that he may have overcompensated for a previous ankle injury, but fortunately this hip ailment doesn't sound like a lasting concern. "I’m like a lizard, I can recover so quickly," he said. He's questionable for Friday's preseason finale, but the simple fact that he hasn't been ruled out for an exhibition bodes well. With a clear go-to scoring role this season, and another year of NBA experience, KP is reliably being drafted in the second round.