New York Knicks Should Have Let Porzingis Go Back To Europe

Bob Konarski
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Jan 7, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) controls the ball against Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. The Knicks defeat the Mavericks 100-96. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Former New York Knicks superstar Kristaps Porzingis is still making headlines for the Knicks.  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.  Mills was speaking at Fan Forum event hosted by JPMorgan Chase.

Brad Botkin of CBS Sports reported that Porzingis told the Knicks that he ‘didn’t want to be here’.  He also threatened the Knicks to go back to Europe if not traded within 7 days.

New York Post’s Marc Berman confirmed that this was old news, however, it was not made relevant to the public until now.  He also confirmed Porzingis’ brother, Janis, made the threat to the Knicks.

It appears that Janis was behind all of this and always has been.  He is the one that was telling Porzingis what to say.

The New York Knicks should have let Porzingis return to Europe.  The team has a big off-season looming and plenty of cap space to get some big players.

Why wouldn’t Porzingis want to stay around and see what happens?  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 wasn’t traded, let him go back to Europe and see all news players that may come to revitalize the franchise.  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.  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.  Despite the Mavericks the best player in last years draft, Luka Dončić.