Kristaps Porzingis Advises Bitter Knicks' Fans To "Stay Woke"

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"Peace", Porzingis wrote in his Instagram story.

Some are still shocked by the Porzingis trade.

Knicks GM Scott Perry said the Knicks were aware of Porzingis' displeasure with the direction of the franchise in recent weeks. "So we made a decision to act upon one".

"While many have been quick to criticize Knicks management for trading a player often referred to as a "unicorn", the trade effectively gives the team a chance to start fresh with multiple future first round draft picks and virtually unlimited "cap room" to sign free agents in the upcoming offseason", Evercore ISI analyst David Joyce said in a report dated February 1.

By unloading Hardaway Jr.'s and Lee's expensive contracts and likely buying out Jordan and Matthews, the Knicks will have the cap space to pursue Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant this summer.

"I think they've been shopping him, and I think they leaked it in order to make him the bad guy because he doesn't like the losing and doesn't want to be a part of this".

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"And they trade him for cap space. Why?"

Or, he can stay in NY for a five-year max deal.

Dallas is hoping to re-sign the 7-foot-3 Porzingis to a long-term deal this summer, and it is confident that Doncic and veteran Dirk Nowitzki - a player Porzingis grew up idolizing - can play significant roles in making that happen, a source told ESPN's Tim MacMahon. The 23-year-old is now recovering from an ACL tear.

The Slovenian sensation is averaging 20.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game as a 19 year old, surpassing even the most optimistic preseason expectations for his rookie campaign.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has indicated that Porzingis is unlikely to play this season.

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