NBA Christmas: A gift for each team’s wish list in 2018

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New York Knicks: Kristaps Porzingis’ return

The New York Knicks have been able to feed developmental minutes to Kevin Knox, Frank Ntilikina, Damyean Dotson and Emmanuel Mudiay with Kristaps Porzingis sidelined, but there’s no question the Unicorn is still this team’s centerpiece, and their only hope for being competitive.

Whether he dives back into action before the end of season or New York decides to proceed with even more caution, the Zinger’s return will immediately give more meaning to Knicks games beyond simple learning experiences for the youngsters.

Getting him back around the All-Star break and giving him a chance to shake off the rust in a lost season would be ideal, but the biggest Christmas gift Knicks fans can receive for 2019 is at least some sort of timeline when he’ll be back.