Like clockwork, the New York Knicks will continue to may news in May, despite not actually playing Playoff basketball.
Earlier on this week, Kristaps Porzingis tweeted-and-deleted the below tweet.
Tweeted. Then deleted. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/IjwPrcNfmD
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 7, 2017
Afterwards, Kristaps did what every single famous person does after the tweet something stupid – claimed they were hacked, which we have to give the benefit of the doubt for.
It adds fuel to the fire about Kristaps’ very public spat with the Knicks after he skipped his exit interview.
But today, Kristaps’ brother and agent Janis Porzingis spoke to ESPN’s Ian Begley and reaffirmed his commitment to the Knicks.
“Kris wants to stay in New York, he feels at home there. There is no question about it. The only thing he wants is for the Knicks to create an environment where he can develop and grow as a player and win,” Janis Porzingis said to Begley. “If he were traded he would play out his contract and head into free agency where he can choose his own destiny.”
Porzingis isn’t eligible for free agency until 2019. Even if he does hit the free-agency market, ‘Staps will be a restricted free agent assuming the Knicks extend him a $7.5 million qualifying offer.
But it’s highly unlikely things will even get to this as it’s super unlikely the Knicks don’t extend him a fourth-year extension.