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NBA: Porzingis expected to be ready in time for Celtics training camp

Kristaps Porzingis Boston Celtics

FILE – Boston Celtics middle Kristaps Porzingis, middle, poses with coach Joe Mazzulla, left, and Brad Stevens, president of basketball operations, throughout a media availability June 29, 2023. (Stuart Cahill/The Boston Herald through AP, File)

BOSTON— The Boston Celtics say they anticipate ahead Kristaps Porzingis to be prepared in time for the beginning of coaching camp after being identified with plantar fasciitis in his proper foot.

The crew stated Wednesday that Porzingis will undergo a four- to six-week rehab program.

On Tuesday, Porzingis introduced on X, the social media platform beforehand often known as Twitter, that he wouldn’t play for Latvia within the World Cup due to the problem. He stated he made the choice after an MRI in session with the Celtics and Latvian teaching and medical staffs.

The Fiba World Cup begins Aug. 25 in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Porzingis is one in all many NBA gamers who’re skipping the FIBA match.

Greece’s Giannis Antetokounmpo stated he can’t play due to his ongoing restoration from knee surgical procedure and NBA Finals MVP Nikola Jokic of the champion Denver Nuggets opted to not play for Serbia due to his brief offseason. Jokic’s Denver teammate Jamal Murray is out for Canada for a similar motive.

No. 1 general draft decide Victor Wembanyama of the San Antonio Spurs declined to play for France so he may put together for his first NBA season.

The Celtics netted the 7-foot-3 ahead born in Liepaja, Latvia, from the Washington Wizards in June the evening earlier than the NBA draft, executing a three-team commerce that additionally included Marcus Good — who’d been Boston’s most-tenured veteran — heading to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Porzingis averaged a career-high 23.2 factors per recreation together with 8.4 rebounds final season in Washington.

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