Former New York Knicks superstar Kristaps Porzingis is still making headlines for the Knicks. Â A new report, but old news, has come out about Porzingis wanting out of New York.
Knicks President Steve Mills spoke on behalf of trading Porzingis. Â Mills was speaking at Fan Forum event hosted by JPMorgan Chase.
Brad Botkin of CBS Sports reported that Porzingis told the Knicks that he â€˜didnâ€™t want to be hereâ€™. Â He also threatened the Knicks to go back to Europe if not traded within 7 days.
New York Postâ€™s Marc Berman confirmed that this was old news, however, it was not made relevant to the public until now. Â He also confirmed Porzingisâ€™ brother, Janis, made the threat to the Knicks.
It appears that Janis was behind all of this and always has been. Â He is the one that was telling Porzingis what to say.
The New York Knicks should have let Porzingis return to Europe. Â The team has a big off-season looming and plenty of cap space to get some big players.
Why wouldnâ€™t Porzingis want to stay around and see what happens? Â He did not have much leverage coming off of a ACL injury, while also not being even close to returning to the court.
If he wasnâ€™t traded, let him go back to Europe and see all news players that may come to revitalize the franchise. Â Then, let him see how the team as turned around, for the better, and let him come back on his own accord.
However, that is not the case. Â It will be different story when the New York Knicks will turn out a more positive product on the court in the next coming years. Â Despite the Mavericks the best player in last years draft, LukaÂ DonÄiÄ‡.