Kristaps Porzingis was 'prepared' to leave United States of America if Knicks didn't trade him

Kristaps Porzingis was 'prepared' to leave United States of America if Knicks didn't trade him

Kristaps Porzingis was 'prepared' to leave United States of America if Knicks didn't trade him

Similarly, newly-acquired big man Kristaps Porzingis only became a Maverick within this past week but his association to the organization in the form of comparisons to Nowitzki have been alive for years.

"I can answer that for him", Cuban said.

Porzingis, 23, responded with a laugh.

The way Sean Deveney sees it is yes the elder Porzingis had an effect but he's not willing to say it was the deciding factor.

He's already dreaming of the ways to use Porzingis, a 7-foot-3 center/forward, and his prized rookie phenom Luka Doncic, together as a one-two punch in the National Basketball Association.

Porzingis talked about playing with Doncic. Especially if this draft approaches and the Mavs struggle in 2020-21, it makes this selection more valuable.

"I'm doing really well".

Janis Porzingis, KP's brother, had given NY a list of four teams that he would like to be traded to and the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers were on the list, but the Mavs weren't.

Mark Cuban has a plan for his new stars. "Everything so far, all the conversations so far, have been very positive". Trey Burke joining the deal made way for Dennis Smith Jr., who the Knicks were always fond of.

"We're rebuilding a championship team here", Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said.

Porzingis probably won't get to play with the European star he grew up watching: Dirk Nowitzki. As Cuban told ESPN last week, the Mavs expect Porzingis to sit out the rest of the season as he continues to rehabilitate the torn ACL in his left knee that he suffered a year ago. Check back next season when we finally found out how much it could pay off on the court.

The good news is that Porzingis and the Mavericks appear to be on the same page of keeping the Latvian in Dallas, as Porzingis agreed when Cuban said he plans to sign long-term in Dallas. My leg is feeling great. "I'm still trying to be patient and doing all of the little things right but I'm excited because I feel great".

Porzingis said on Monday that "there might be a time when I go into more detail" about the depths of his discontent as a Knick and the reasons that led him to push for his departure.

"Every relationship takes time to build", Porzingis said.

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