The Knicks will want to do whatever it takes to keep the forward healthy, as he has developed into one of the top young players in the NBA. After showing a lot of potential in his first two years, Porzingis has made the leap in 2017-18 as the centerpiece of the offense.
Entering the day, the 22-year-old was averaging a career-high 26.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the field and 39.7 percent from three.
New York has some depth in the frontcourt with Michael Beasley capable of starting at power forward and a long list of players ready to play more minutes at center, starting with Enes Kanter and Kyle O'Quinn.
However, no one on the roster can replace Porzingis, considering the impact he has on both ends of the court.