Multiple Teams Contacted New York Knicks About Kristaps Porzingis (Report)
Apr 2, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) warms up prior to the game against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

When Kristaps Porzingis skipped his exit interview with the New York Knicks, other NBA teams around the league took notice. 

The Knicks have one positive thing going for them. Kristaps Porzingis. Teams around the NBA know this. Players know this. Fans know this. Everybody seems to recognize this except the New York Knicks themselves.

According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, multiple teams called Knicks President Phil Jackson looking to talk about the possibility of acquiring Porzingis after he skipped out on his exit meeting with the team.

Porzingis decided to forego meeting with Phil Jackson and Steve Mills due to frustration with the direction of the Knicks, including how they have been treating Carmelo Anthony.

This does not mean Kristaps Porzingis will be on the move, in fact, the likelihood of Porzingis being dealt in the foreseeable future is nothing more than a long shot.

The main takeaway here is teams around the NBA are starting to notice a growing friction between Porzingis and the Knicks. Will this friction lead to Porzingis’s eventual departure from the team? It is unlikely, but now there are whispers around the NBA that it is a possibility.

Charles is a sophomore at Pennsylvania State University from Long Island, New York, majoring in broadcast journalism. As a member of Penn State's CommRadio, the official radio station of the College of Communications, Charles has written various articles covering Penn State football and basketball. In addition to writing, Charles also co-hosts Empire State College, the only New York sports talkshow on campus.