Monday was media day for the New York Knicks, and not surprisingly, Kristaps Porzingis was the star of the show.
There was no Carmelo Anthony at New York Knicks media day on Monday following his blockbuster trade to Oklahoma City, but the show must go on. The star of Monday’s show was Anthony’s defacto replacement Kristaps Porzingis.
KP was asked by reporters if he thought he could be an All-Star in the upcoming season. The 23-year-old responded: “I believe so.” Who’s to say he can’t? All the best players left the Eastern Conference. There’s not going to be a lot of competition for Porzingis to make it to Los Angeles in Feb.
Slow down for that ? pic.twitter.com/vgSrrqQ9Ri
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) September 25, 2017
When confronted about his perceived tiff with the franchise, Porzingis stated that he wanted to “leave it in the past.”
Easier said than done in New York. When asked about his relationship with head coach Jeff Hornacek, ““I have a great relationship with him.” KP claimed not to know where the negative reports came from.
If Porzingis shared the spotlight with anyone, it was new Knick Enes Kanter. With his big personality, the Turkish big man won over Knicks fans immediately.
You’d think that a guy like Kanter, who’d just been traded from a potential championship contender, would be upset to go to a team that’s going to stink. That wasn’t his attitude on Monday.
— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) September 25, 2017
And last but not least Scott Perry and Steve Mills were there. Perry gave one of the most interesting tidbits of the day when he addressed the Knicks logjam at the center position.
Scott Perry didn't rule out another move coming, especially with the logjam at center.
— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) September 25, 2017
It only makes sense to move one of those guys. Hernangomez isn’t going anywhere and no one is taking on Noah’s contract. O’Quinn is likely the guy to go.