Kendrick Perkins Criticizes Porzingis For Slow Start: "Let's Stop With The B.S."

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November 14, 2019 - 5:40 pm
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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Kristaps Porzingis will play in Madison Square Garden tonight for the first time since he tore his ACL in Feb. 2018. 

The forward received criticism after the Knicks traded him to the Mavericks in Jan. 2019. Former NBA big man Kendrick Perkins was one of those people who were critical of Porzingis.

"I've just never been high on a big man that's a diva. He's a diva to the max," Perkins said on ESPN's 'The Jump' this summer. "I can name 20 guys right now that I would take over him in this league."

Perkins wasn't done there, however, as he went after the Mavericks big man again Thursday on 'Scal and Pals' for his slow start to the season.

"Let's stop with the knee b***s***. I tore my ACL and I came back in seven months. This guy had 20 months to rehab," Perkins said of people giving Porzingis a pass because he's coming back from a torn ACL. "I didn't have much basketball (on-court work during his rehab). It's about your heart. It's about having the balls. We're close to 15 games into the season, how long is it going to take him? 50?"

It's not like Porzingis is one of the Mavericks' worst players. He's second on the team in scoring (18.3 ppg) and rebounding (7.9 RPG). Porzingis, however, was critical of his own play, telling the media recently he was frustrated with his play to begin the season