Knicks Trade Kristaps Porzingis to Mavericks; What it Means for Every Team Directly and Indirectly Involved
Less than an hour after news broke that Kristaps Porzingis "left the Knicks with the impression that he prefers to be traded" in their meeting earlier today per Adrian Wojnarowski, Porzingis was traded to the Dallas Mavericks along with Courtney Lee and Tim Hardaway Jr. in exchange for Dennis Smith Jr., Wesley Matthews, DeAndre Jordan and two future first round picks, leaving the NBA world is shock and teaming Porzingis up with fellow euro sensation Luka Doncic and mentor Dirk Nowitzki.
Trae Young may not be the top prospect on any big boards heading into this year’s NBA draft, but he may be the most polarizing.
As the New York Knicks 2017-2018 season unraveled, people began to talk about something that has become a bit of a trend following the all-star break the past few years. Where will they pick in the draft? Knicks fans are some of the most passionate fans in the NBA, and I’m sure they hate the fact that this has become a trend for their team recently. They do have a few things going for them though. One, they are in New York City. It hasn’t been a destination of choice for top free agents as of late, but it could be, should be, and probably will be again very soon. Two, they hired a terrific coach in David Fizdale. He is extremely well-respected amongst the players in the league and could help draw seom top talent that could turn this thing around. Lastly, the Knicks do have some good, young talent, but lack star power, especially with Kristaps Porzingis being sidelined with a knee injury. So where do they go from here?