Kristaps Porzingis addressed the media on Saturday, one day after the Knicks' front office said their rebuild could take 3-5 years.
Porzingis is rehabbing his torn ACL.
“I’m an impatient individual in life, small things also,’’ Porzingis said regarding the slow rebuild. “But I know one thing: I’m going to have to be patient with the knee. That’s the number one thing right now on my mind. It’s hard for me to think about all these things. All that’s on my mind right now is my knee. When things happen, all I can think about is the next step. I’ll start thinking about [the rebuild] when I’m healthy.”
Porzingis will be eligible for a contract extension this summer and reiterated that he'd like to remain with the Knicks.
“Of course, I love this place as I’ve said before, and right now I’m just focused on the knee,’’ Porzingis said.
Porzingis said he’s too busy with the knee to offer input on the Knicks' coaching decision.
“I’m sure the front office, they will make the right decisions and to build something that that can go a long way,’’ Porzingis said. “I think they will make the right decisions, so we have to trust them.’’