Kristaps Porzingis Rumors

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Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis
Position: F-C
Born: 08/02/95
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $5,697,054
That started when they traded Carmelo Anthony before last season, and it continued when they drafted two high-ceiling prospects in the first round of the NBA Draft: Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson. They’ll join Kristaps Porzingis (once he returns from injury) as the future of the Knicks franchise. One player who’s apparently not part of that “future” could be Courtney Lee. In an Instagram post designed to get fans excited for the “Future of New York,” the Knicks featured a mash-up of Porzingis, Knox, Robinson, Enes Kanter, Tim Hardaway Jr., Frank Ntilikina, Lance Thomas, Emmanuel Mudiay and Trey Burke. Noticeably absent is Lee, who led the Knicks in total minutes last season. Hmmm.
Storyline: Courtney Lee Trade?
You’d think he’d have called Rodions Kurucs, but nope, Kristaps Porzingis didn’t call his fellow Latvia on Draft Night. Instead, the call went to Dzanan Musa of Bosnia. “He encouraged me to just go for it,’’ Musa told The Post’s Marc Berman on Sunday at the NBA’s rookie orientation. It turns out the two Europeans have older brothers who played against each other. How do we know that Porzingis didn’t call Kurucs? The day after the Draft, the 20-year-old Latvian told the media that he had only spoken with Porzingis once but that he looked forward to talking with him … and playing against him “and beat his ass.”
On Sunday, Porzingis released the third installment of his online documentary titled, “Porzingis’ Comeback.” He explained his decision to train at Real Madrid. “They allowed us to use their stuff for the rehab,” Porzingis said. “I chose Madrid because I was looking at different options and this one was the best for me because of their facilities obviously and just overall what they have available here is one of the top in the world.”
Storyline: Kristaps Porzingis Injury