Kristaps Porzingis generated buzz over the weekend after he was pictured shooting at a gym in his Manhattan apartment building on Sunday.
Someone just sent me this picture of Kristaps Porzingis shooting in the gym at his Manhattan apartment building.- Yaron Weitzman (@YaronWeitzman) March 18, 2018
Porzingis tore his ACL about six weeks ago and underwent surgery on Feb. 13. He said last week he has no timetable for his return. pic.twitter.com/rNegFaCJ5K
It has drawn some concern from fans that Porzingis is already shooting just six weeks after his ACL surgery. However, head coach Jeff Hornacek didn't seem to worried about him taking static jumpers.
"Once you have a surgery like that -- I had not that extensive of a knee surgery -- you want to get out there, you want to shoot," Horancek told ESPN's Ian Begley. "I'm sure he's being smart about that stuff. If you're just standing there shooting that's not going to have any effect."
Porzingis played in 48 games this season before tearing his ACL in a matchup against the Bucks just a few days before the NBA All-Star break, where he was voted a reserve for the All-Star game.
He has also been seen walking around without crutches, and instead, with a large brace around his knee. Porzingis is predicted to be back with the Knicks near the end of 2018.