Audie Norris, who coached Porzingis last season in Spain, spoke with the 20-year-old rookie over the weekend about the progress he has made.
“The kid’s got a good appetite,’’ Norris said. “He’s aware he has to put on weight. That’s going to be a big part of his pro career — to gain muscle. It will help him in the long run.’’
Porzingis, who the Knicks selected fourth-overall, weighed in at just 235 pounds on draft night.
“He’s ecstatic, like a kid at Christmas,’’ Norris added of Porzingis’ summer training at the Knicks’ facilities. “He said, ‘It’s amazing how we got everything here. I don’t see how NBA players can become lazy and not work out with everything available to them.’ ’’