Kristaps Porzingis bothered by elbow injury, eyes future procedure

From NBA media reports

Nov 8, 2017 6:12 PM ET

Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 30.0 points per game (2nd in NBA) this season.

New York star forward Kristaps Porzingis missed the Knicks' game Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic because of a sprained ankle and an elbow injury.

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said Porzingis is expected to be ready to play Saturday night when the Knicks host the Sacramento Kings.

Porzingis, however, says he "might have to do something" to his injured elbow in the offseason as it continues to swell up.

“It bothers me a little bit but not that bad," Porzingis said, per Marc Berman of the New York Post. "It’s always, I have to get the swelling down and then I’ll be fine again. But I think once the season’s over. I might have to do something about it. I just can’t keep going like this every year.”

The 7-foot-3 forward leads New York with 30.0 points per game, and became the first player in Knicks history to score 300 points in the first 10 games of the season Tuesday night in a victory over Charlotte.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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