Kristaps Porzingis News

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The Knicks reportedly have no interest in including Kristaps Porzingis in a package for Kyrie Irving. "[Knicks president] Steve Mills and [Knicks general manager] Scott Perry on the record were very clear that Kristaps was part of the future,’’ an anonymous source to Newsweek said in reference to comments made last month by both executives. "In all the discussions since then — there were other rumors before that Cleveland would want Kristaps — and it didn’t seem that [the Knicks] were interested at all in a conversation." The Knicks don't appear to be very willing to put together an enticing offer for Irving, so Uncle Drew winding up in New York seems like an unlikely scenario.

Newsday

Aug 16 - 11:08 AM

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Kristaps Porzingis has emerged as a "primary target" for Cleveland as they consider possible trade scenarios involving Kyrie Irving. Wojnarowski notes the Knicks are not currently interested and would only consider such a trade if the Cavs were also willing to take back Joakim Noah's contract. However, Woj does state that New York may consider moving KP at some point if the relationship between Porzingis and the team doesn't improve. "There continues to be distance between Porzingis and the organization, and how the Knicks truly value Porzingis' future could become clearer once they're together to begin the season," writes Wojnarowski.

ESPN.com

Aug 15 - 9:31 AM

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Kristaps Porzingis scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in Latvia's win over Poland on Friday. This was a "friendly preparation game" for both national teams as they get ready for Eurobasket later this month. Unsurprisingly, Porzingis dominated the action on both ends of the floor, as he also added two blocks and two steals. KP has a chance to establish himself as an elite fantasy force next season, and will likely be selected in the top-20 of most drafts.

EuroHoops.net

Aug 12 - 11:15 AM

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The Knicks officially picked up the 2018-19 team option on Kristaps Porzingis' contract. This was a mere formality for New York, as Porzingis has been remarkably productive over his first years in the NBA. Porzingis will make $5.7 million in 2018-19. Next summer, the Knicks will be able to sign KP to an extension worth up to $156 million over five years. Last season, he averaged 18.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.7 3-pointers. If the Knicks trade Carmelo Anthony, KP would be asked to shoulder more of the offensive load and would see his stats increase.

Ian Begley on Twitter

Aug 11 - 10:22 AM

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Kristaps Porzingis said he's trying to learn as much as he can from Dirk Nowitzki. "[I’m] asking him questions all the time, Porzingis said. "I’m happy I’m able to spend some time with him.’’ Porzingis has also talked about the Knicks and he said his "expectations are hard to say right now." He also said he's focusing on the national team right now and that he's been working extremely hard this summer.

New York Post

Aug 04 - 5:47 PM

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Kristaps Porzingis said that New York is his "home" and that he hopes to remain a Knick his "whole career." Porzingis is in Johannesburg for the NBA Africa Game this weekend and spoke with the media at length for the first time this summer. Knicks fans have to be relieved that the strained relationship between Porzingis and the Knicks seems to be improving. "So far it’s been tough in New York, but my journey is only beginning and I hope to stay there my whole career," said Porzingis. KP also said he has been in contact with team officials this summer.

NBA.com

Aug 02 - 3:55 PM

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Kristaps Porzingis said he remains committed to the New York Knicks. "I feel that it is the best place to win. And if you win in New York, you are king," he said. "For the last two years, I have had so many positive emotions here that this is where I want to stay and that this is where I want to win." The Knicks have recently been linked to Kyrie Irving, but they made it clear that Porzingis won't be involved in any deal to acquire the star PG. With Carmelo Anthony likely heading to Houston or Cleveland, Porzingis' role should grow significantly in his third season.

New York Post

Jul 23 - 10:40 AM

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According to Ian Begley of ESPN, the Knicks have "strong interest" in trading for Kyrie Irving, but they are not willing to include Kristaps Porzingis in any potential deal. Unlike Phil Jackson, the Knicks new front office tandem of president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry are not even considering moving Porzingis. They intend to build the franchise around New York's prized unicorn. However, Begley does report that the Knicks would consider including Carmelo Anthony and future first-round picks in a package for Irving. As the rumors surrounding Kyrie continue to swirl, the Knicks will definitely be in the mix.

ESPN.com

Jul 22 - 9:12 AM

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Jeff Hornacek said that the Knicks "love" Kristaps Porzingis, and they have no interest in trading him. "I think it was out there that Phil [Jackson] was listening, but he wasn't out shopping KP," said Hornacek. "We love KP and what he does, so I don't see him going anywhere." It was reported that one of the main reasons Jackson was let go was because he dangled Porzingis in trade talks, so don't expect the Knicks to flip their franchise four-man this summer.

ESPN

Jul 03 - 2:02 PM

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Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he believes that Kristaps Porzingis is ready to be the No. 1 option on offense. "That’s his next step and growth as a player — be able to handle some of that,’’ Hornacek said. "He’s going to have to take that next step of just taking over. He’s probably ready for that.’’ Despite Phil Jackson's departure, it still sounds like there's a good chance Carmelo Anthony could be moved, so it may not be long until Porzingis gets his chance to shine as the focal point of the offense. If he can stay healthy, Porzingis should take a nice step forward in 2017-18.

NY Post

Jul 02 - 9:45 AM

Ukraine NT will play vs Latvia on Tuesday in Kyiv. Tip-off is scheduled at 14:30. Kristaps Porzingis will play this game. Hype!
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RT @LegionHoops: Kristaps Porzingis has emerged as the primary target in a deal for Kyrie - Cavs would pick up Joakim Noah's 3-year, $55M c…
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