Kristaps Porzingis is playing in his first games since tearing the ACL in his left knee early in 2018. Porzingis was held out by the Dallas Mavericks at the end of last season.

“I feel great,” Porzingis said. “The knee, I don’t even think about it. It’s not an issue at all. My legs feel great.”

Porzingis is hoping his shooting stroke returns as he regains his stamina.

“My teammates are trusting me and passing me the ball,” Porzingis said. “Whenever I’m open, I’m shooting the ball, and the shots will start to fall. I have no doubts. I’m impatient with those kinds of things.

“I want to make every shot I take and I believe I can make every shot I take. Now, put in the work and in practice make shots, focus, high quality everything and sooner or later I’ll start making those wide open looks and then we will be playing even better.”