Kristaps Porzingis Requests Trade From The Knicks, Immediately Gets Traded To The Mavs
The Super Bowl is this weekend but the NBA is dominating the news cycle ahead of the February 7th trade deadline.
Just a few days ago we learned that Pelicans star Anthony Davis had requested a trade from the team and now we’re hearing about how Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis is unhappy with the team.
In a meeting with New York Knicks management Thursday, All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis expressed concern on the state of the franchise and his future with the organization, league sources told ESPN.
Porzingis, sidelined for nearly a year with an ACL injury, can become a restricted free agent this summer. Increasing tensions on both sides could culminate with the Knicks initiating trade talks prior to Thursday’s trade deadline or in the offseason to move Porzingis out of New York, league sources said.
Apparently Porizingis has left the impression that he wants to be traded from the team and the Knicks seems more than happy to oblige.
Update: Porzingis has officially been traded to the Mavs in a blockbuster deal.