Arron Afflalo will be sitting it out for the next two weeks due to once more to a recurring hamstring injury. The newly-acquired streak shooter by the New York Knicks was allowed to leave their preseason game with the Boston Celtics last Thursday in an earlier time after he pulled his left hamstring according to a report from Bleacher Report.
The 30-year-old shooting guard revealed that “I want to say I guess I just have to give it another two weeks or so, but it’s hard to judge.”
Afflalo also added that he will be strictly following what the Knicks’ physicians advises him on his aggravated debacle.
“I’m just going to go based on how I feel and with what the medical staff tells me.” Afflalo said.
The former UCLA standout’s MRI procedure corroborated his injury and has been listed as day-to-day.
Last season, the Knicks infamously set two franchise records: a 13 game consecutive loss and a win-loss record of 17 – 65.
The troubled ball club is set to make a huge turn-around for the upcoming season with the addition of the aforementioned Afflalo, who has averaged 12.6 points per game in his last five seasons in the NBA.
The 9-year veteran who has reunited with his former Denver Nuggets’ teammate Carmelo Anthony is joined by free-agent signings Robin Lopez from the Portland Trailblazers and Derrick Williams from the Sacramento Kings along with top rookie pick Kristaps Porzingis in the hopes of renewing the orange-and-blue glory.
Coach Direk Fisher was still optimistic of Afflalo’s performance despite the playmaker missing most of the preseason boot camp along with his unfinished Thursday game with the Celtics.
“We’re still trying to get his conditioning up. Had he been perfect, we would’ve definitely left him out there,” the Knicks sophomore coach said in New York Daily News.
The Knicks will be facing the Milwaukee Bucks this Wednesday for a road game in Wisconsin.
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