July 17, 2024

Celtics

Porzingis will miss the FIBA World Cup and concentrate on rehabbing his foot.

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The Celtics introduced Wednesday morning that Kristaps Porzingis will have interaction in a 4 to 6 week rehab program as he recovers from plantar fasciitis in his proper foot.

He’s anticipated to be prepared in time for coaching camp, the crew said in a news release.

The announcement comes hours after Porzingis launched an announcement saying that he would miss this yr’s FIBA World Cup due to his plantar fasciitis.

He mentioned that he made a joint resolution with the Latvian nationwide crew’s medical employees and the Celtics to overlook the occasion.

The Latvian Basketball Affiliation initially denied studies of Porzingis’s harm.

The Celtics paid a steep value to get Porzingis, delivery Marcus Good to Memphis in a three-team deal that introduced the 7-foot-3 huge man to Boston earlier this summer time.

Porzingis, who performed in 65 video games final yr, is coming off of his healthiest season since 2017. It was arguably the best season of his profession, as he averaged career-highs in factors (23.2), field-goal share (49.8), and steals (0.9).

He additionally shot 38.5 p.c from 3-point vary, which helps his ability set match with the Celtics’ offensive method.

The Celtics will open preseason play in opposition to the Philadelphia 76ers on Oct. 8 at TD Backyard.