New York Knicks president Steve Mills claims that young Kristaps Porzingis is “loving” the new organization direction.
The Knicks were even hearing offers for Porzingis at this point last year. Porzingis’s brother was even warning the Knicks that if things don’t change he could leave when he was eligible for free agency.
Boy, has a year changed some things.
According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Knicks President Steve Mills said, “Kristaps Porzingis is thrilled with the team’s direction.”
Porzingis appears to be excited with the teams new head coach David Fizdale and draft picks. Mills told the Post, “Porzingis is feeling sky high after the Knicks hired David Fizdale and added Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson as draft choices.”
Mills also added talking about Porzingis attracting free agents in 2019 calling Porzingis a “magnet.”
The Knicks see Porzingis as one of the selling points of persuading free agents to come to the Knicks, and he should be. Porzingis has already emerged as one of the league’s young superstars.
He showed from the moment he stepped on the floor that he can be something special. There is no question he has earned the respect of players around the league.
Just go back and look at all of the players that wished him the best regards and for a speedy recovery on twitter when he tore his ACL.
Kyrie Irving has been rumored to be interested in joining the Knicks next summer. Could you imagine the combination of Irving and Porzingis? Those two would be exciting to watch and could be the next deadly combination in the game.
The trend around the league has players teaming up with other stars to form super teams. Porzingis is a rising star and could help attract free agents in forming a new super team in New York.
It’s amazing how different a year of changes could make. Knicks fans were little worried that their biggest star player could be on the move. But for now, he appears happy while the New York Knicks seem to have a plan to turn their woes around.