May 11, 2017, 3:20 pm
In an interview, Kristaps Porzingis’ brother said that Porzingod wishes to remain with Knicks but hopes for a more winning culture.
Janis Porzingis also mentioned that his brother is likely to play out his contract and test free agency if traded. The fact that the Knicks would even consider a trade of their only young asset boggles everyone’s mind but a trade is unlikely. The Knicks are a mess and need a rebuild centered around Porzingis to start quick and in a hurry before they alienate the future of the franchise. A Melo trade would allow Porzingis to assume the mantle as unquestioned team leader and team president Phil Jackson will do all he can to push Melo out the door this summer.