Knicks legend and MSG broadcaster Walt Clyde Frazier didn't mince words before the Knicks 123-112 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday, a game that Kristaps Porzingis sat out due to 'knee irritation'.
Frazier demands more out of Porzingis, who has just been named to his first All-Star team. Frazier believes he's got to find a way to play against the defending champions.
"He's on the threshold of greatness, but you got to go against the Warriors, man," Frazier told 95.7 The Game in the Bay Area. "We've played against some elite teams this year and he hasn't been ready to play. You can't be injured against those type of teams. Like (Tuesday night) the team needs him. You're an All-Star, you've just been voted to the All-Star team so go out there and show the Warriors why."
Porzingis hopes to usher in a new era of winning during his time in New York, where not much winning has been done since Frazier ruled the Garden from 1967 to 1977. During Frazier's tenure, the Knicks won their only two championships in 1970 and 1973. He is the Knicks' all-time leader in assists and is second in games, minutes and points.
Against the big teams, Porzingis isn't spinning and winning, as Clyde might poetically put it. Porzingis is listed as questionable for the Knicks next game against the Nuggets on Thursday at 9 p.m.