Kristaps Porzingis is focusing on maintaining his physical profile this season to avoid losing weight down the stretch.
"The main thing for me is to keep my weight up during the season, to not lose weight as we play so many games," Porzingis said on WFAN. "So just be ready. Be ready physically for it. That's the best thing I can do. Mentally, I'll be fine. It's just about staying strong throughout the season, not losing any weight, and I'll be fine."
Porzingis now has a physiotherapist this season who accopanies him on the road, according to the New York Daily News.
The 22-year-old has averaged 30 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game this season for the Knicks, who are 6-5 to start the season. Porzingis said last season was "tough" and that the team is already off to a better start this year.
"I liked the way we started working this year from Day 1," he added. "You could tell it was a little different vibe and we really put the fundamentals of our offense and defense from Day 1 and we're sticking to that. There are things we need to get better at but we're sticking to that base and we're trying to build off that."