Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis to skip Monday preseason diversion due to hip soreness

7:37 PM ET

NEW YORK — New York Knicks large male Kristaps Porzingis will skip Monday’s preseason diversion opposite a Houston Rockets since of hip soreness.

Porzingis initial felt a tenderness on Sunday during a Knicks’ detriment to a Brooklyn Nets. He pronounced he felt tenderness early in a diversion and his hip tightened during halftime. Team trainers afterwards suggested that he lay out a second half.

A group alloy examined Porzingis on Monday afternoon and dynamic that he should lay out opposite a Rockets.

“He’s carrying some issues lifting his leg,” Knicks manager Jeff Hornacek said, adding that Porzingis felt tenderness when holding a stride.

It is different either Porzingis had any tests on his hip. Hornacek is carefree that Porzingis will be means to play in a Knicks’ preseason culmination on Friday.

Also on a damage front for New York, rookie Frank Ntilikina missed his third true preseason diversion on Monday with a knee bruise. Hornacek pronounced Ntilikina still has some residual flourishing in his knee though believes a rookie will lapse Friday.

Ntilikina, a eighth altogether collect in a 2017 NBA draft, missed a whole summer joining with a knee damage though says his stream ailment is unrelated.

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