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Porzingis Brother States Kristaps wants to Stay in NYC

Even though Kristaps Porzingis tweeted regarding his future in the NBA, his brother told ESPN on Wednesday that his brother wants to remain in New York.

 

“Kris wants to stay in New York, he feels at home there. There is no question about it. The only thing he wants is for the Knicks to create an environment where he can develop and grow as a player and win,” Janis Porzingis said. “If he were traded he would play out his contract and head into free agency where he can choose his own destiny.”

 

Later that day, Porzingis later stated that he was hacked, but that made people speculate if Kris would like to leave the Knicks for the Clippers.

Kris is still signed to his rookie contract, he won’t be able to become a free agent until 2019. Last season, Kris average 18.1 ppg, 7.2 reb, 2 blk, and shooting .45% from the floor per ESPN.

Being Loyal Costs

Carmelo Anthony had a promising career, until he became a New York Knick.

In 2011 at the NBA trade deadline the New York Knicks traded Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, Timofey Mozgov and picks to acquire Denver Nuggets superstar Carmelo Anthony. Although the Knicks landed the scoring machine, many Knicks fans were irate about how much was given up to acquire Carmelo.

Despite the fans dismay to the blockbuster deal, the trade had a very high ceiling. Having two of the top 5 scorers in Melo and Stat (Amare Stoudemire) on the roster, a championship point guard that can still orchestrate an offense in Chauncey Billups. The pieces were in place to build around but to no one’s surprise, things went downhill fast.

The Knicks managed to make the playoffs the first three seasons with Melo in his peak prime years, the front office failed to put help around the superstar. In the 2012-13 season, the Knicks went 54-28 and were the number 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. With the amazing play from the established veterans and an unstoppable Melo, the Knicks were back in championship contention. They beat the Boston Celtics in 6 and then went on to face the blazing hot Pacers in the East Semis and lost that series in 6. Despite Melo averaging 29 PPG and 7 RPG, he was battling a left shoulder injury for most of his playoff run which ultimately led to an earlier than expected playoff exit. Anthony was heavily criticized for not getting his team over the hump and evidently underachieving.

The 2013-14 season was supposed to be a fresh start for Carmelo and the Knicks. The Knicks had their core guys remain on the roster despite losing veteran leadership. The Knicks only won 37 games after winning 54 the previous year. Carmelo averaged 27 a night but his teammate’s inconsistency and lackadaisical effort were a direct effect of losing that veteran leadership in the locker room. The highlight of the season was Melo scoring 62 on 23-35 shooting in 39 minutes and the hiring of new President of Basketball Operations, Phil Jackson at the end of the season. The Knicks just missed the playoffs at the 9th seed to cap off a disappointing season.

Phil Jackson’s resumé falsely gave New York Knick fans something to be excited about. Phil won 13 championships in his career, two as a player and eleven as a coach. He coached some of the greatest players of all time in Shaquille O’Neil, Kobe Bryant, Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan. Phil Jackson’s basketball mind being in control many assumed better days were ahead. Phil immediately dismantled the roster. Mike Woodson and the entire coaching staff were fired and hired his long-time point guard in Los Angeles, Derek fisher. Phil then resigned Carmelo to 5 years 124 million contract and traded Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler to the Dallas Mavericks for Jose Calderón, Shane Larkin, and Samuel Dalembert. The trade was pointless.

The next season the Knicks posted their worst season to date only winning 17 games. Melo battled injuries all season only playing 40 games and Phil Jackson traded Iman Shumpert and Jr. Smith to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Phil Jackson has been less than unflattering these past few seasons. Jamming the outdated triangle offense down the Knicks organizations throats without having the proper personnel to execute. Constantly ripping Carmelo to the NBA media and selling false hopes and dreams with no real solution in sight. Sure, Phil has been active in his signings but what was supposed to be the end result? How are the players that Phil is acquiring complementing Carmelo Anthony’s game? I’m no executive but the moves were hollow.

Melo’s prime years were wasted by a team that never really cared for him. Anthony’s loyalty remains to the fans and the city of New York. He has been nothing short of professional and his front office has been nothing short of ill-mannered. Carmelo gave his blood sweat and tears to the city of New York and all they did in return was spin the narrative in his entire career making him a villain in a city where he should have been a hero.

 

Celtics Considered To Trade For Melo At The Deadline

The Boston Celtics’ coaching staff was in favor of trading for Carmelo Anthony at the deadline


Danny Ainge, however, had reservations about trading for Anthony. The Celtics have sought cap space for 2017 and acquiring Anthony would have taken that option off the table.

Jae Crowder is a player of interest for the New York Knicks, who could have been acquired during the 2014 Tyson Chandler trade.

The Celtics could use cap space to absorb Anthony’s contract if Ainge strikes out in free agency.

Anthony has a full no-trade clause with the Knicks.

UPDATE: Porzingis Wants to Remain With the Knicks

Kristaps Porzingis will leave for Latvia this week without meeting with Phil Jackson


He claims that it is not a signal he doesn’t want to remain with the New York Knicks.

“Of course,” Porzingis told The Post at his luxury apartment complex in Manhattan, when asked if he wants to be a Knick next year. “I love New York. I love New York.”

The Knicks were not given an explanation for Porzingis’ decision to skip his exit meeting with Jackson.

Porzingis is reportedly upset with the direction of the Knicks and their treatment of Carmelo Anthony.

On Wednesday, Porzingis declined to address why he missed the meeting with Jackson.

“It’s not the right moment to comment on anything [about it],” he said. “I don’t want to say anything.’’

“It wasn’t right,” said one individual familiar with Jackson’s feelings on the blow-off. “But Phil went through this with Kobe [Bryant] and Andrew [Bynum], when they were still young but started to sprout their opinions and rebelled. It worked for Kobe. Hopefully this will make Kristaps better in the long run.”

Kristaps Porzingis Skips Exit Meetings With Knicks

Perceiving the drama surrounding the New York Knicks led Kristaps Porzingis to skip his exit meetings with management.


The Knicks were involved in several stories that drew attention for things that happened off of the basketball court this season.

Phil Jackson examined trading Carmelo Anthony before the trade deadline and said he would be “better off somewhere else.”

Charles Oakley was physically removed from Madison Square Garden during a game.

Porzingis in February discussed one issue plaguing the team when he said that there was confusion from “top to bottom” due to multiple changes in schemes by Jeff Hornacek.

Will Porzingis leave New York once his contract is up?

DERRICK ROSE KNEE INJURY IS OUT OF SEASON

DERRICK ROSE’S KNEE INJURY IS OUT FOR REMINDER OF THE SEASON


Adrian Wojnarowski report New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury. The Knicks also reported Rose will need arthroscopic surgery. He will need six to eight weeks to recover.

This is a huge blow for Rose, who was averaging 18.0 points and 4.4 assists per game in his first season in New York. He’s going to be a free agent this summer in what’s a loaded point guard market.

This will be his fourth knee surgery in the last few years, he is such a great player like Brandon Roy, loads of talent but can’t stay healthy.

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Carmelo Anthony “at peace” with Reduced Role

Carmelo Anthony claims he’s “at peace” with playing a lesser role for the remainder of the season to allow the team to take a longer look at its younger players.


“I see the writing on the wall. I see what it is,” Anthony said late Wednesday night. “I see what they’re trying to do and it’s just me accepting that. That’s what puts me at peace. Just knowing and understanding how things work. I’m at peace with that.”

The New York Knicks were eliminated from playoff contention on Wednesday.

“I don’t think me going out there, trying to score 30 and 40 every night and playing that way is going to help them out at this point. I think it’s more about getting that experience, and letting them go out there and play through that right now,” Anthony said after failing to score in double figures for just the third time all season. “It’s challenging, but I think it’s for the greater good for everybody on this team.”

The Knicks are expected to revisit a trade involving Carmelo Anthony this offseason but he also has a full no-trade clause.

 

Joakim Noah Suspended for Violating Drug Policy

JOAKIM NOAH SUSPENDED FOR VIOLATING  DRUG POLICY


Joakim Noah, the center for the New York Knicks has been suspended 20 games by the NBA on Friday night. The reason why he was suspended is because he violated the anti-drug policy the league has.

According to the Bomb Master, Adrian Wojnarowski. Joakim Noah was tested positive for an over the counter supplement that was not permitted to under the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

There is still an investigation going and Noah is cooperating on this matter. He had no idea this substance was not permitted under the CBA.

For now, Noah is out for the remainder of the season for having knee problems. So it is most likely he starts serving his suspension after he comes back healthy.

Brandon Jennings takes a Shot at the Knicks

Brandon Jennings takes a shot at the NY Knicks


On Friday night, Brandon Jennings only played for 10 minutes vs the Toronto Raptors, but it was enough to make him realize he was going to fit in.

After the game, he gave his opinion on how it was going to be like, being a backup point guard. In addition, he gave his thought, on the New York Knicks. This is what he said:

It is clear to see he is in a better position that he was last week. With the Washington Wizards, he is able to compete for a title, and not be in the bottom of the eastern conference.

NBA’s Most Valuable Teams 2017

Forbes List of The NBA Most Valuable Teams 2017


You may ask, How much are each team worth?

Well recently, Forbes release their annual list of the most valuable teams in the NBA. It might be surprising how teams who are doing so bad in the NBA, still be so valuable even with a awful winning record.

  1. New York Knicks
    • Current Value: $3.3 Billion
    • Revenue: $376 Million new york knicks
  2. Los Angeles Lakers
    • Current Value: $3.0 Billion
    • Revenue: $330 million
  3. Golden State Warriors
    • Current Value: $2.6 Billion
    • Revenue: $305 Million
  4. Chicago Bulls
    • Current Value: $2.5 Billion
    • Revenue: $232 Million
  5. Boston Celtics
    • Current Value: $2.2 Billion
    • Revenue: $200 Million
  6. Los Angeles Clippers
    • Current Value: $2.0 Billion
    • Revenue: $185 Millionclippers
  7. Brooklyn Nets
    • Current Value: $1.8 Billion
    • Revenue: $223 Million
  8. Houston Rockets
    • Current Value: $1.65 Billion
    • Revenue: $244 Million
  9. Dallas Mavericks
    • Current Value: $1.45 Billion
    • Revenue: $194 Million
  10. Miami Heat
    • Current Value: $1.35 Billion
    • Revenue: $210 Million
  11. Cleveland Cavalierscavaliers
    • Current Value: $1.2 Billion
    • Revenue: $233 Million
  12. San Antonio Spurs
    • Current Value: $1.175 Billion
    • Revenue: $187 Million
  13. Toronto Raptors
    • Current Value: $1.123 Billion
    • Revenue: $193 Million
  14. Phoenix Suns
    • Current Value: $1.1 Billion
    • Revenue: $173 Million
  15. Sacramento Kings
    • Current Value: $1.075 Billion
    • Revenue: $164 Million
  16. Portland Trail Blazers
    • Current Value: $1.05 Billion
    • Revenue: $178 Million
  17. Oklahoma City Thunder
    • Current Value: $1.025 Billion
    • Revenue: $187 Million
  18. Washington Wizardswashington wizards
    • Current Value: $1.0 Billion
    • Revenue: $155 Million
  19. Orlando Magic
    • Current Value: $920 Million
    • Revenue: $166 Million
  20. Utah Jazz
    • Current Value: $910 Million
    • Revenue: $164 Million
  21. Detroit Pistons
    • Current Value: $900 Million
    • Revenue: $172 Million
  22. Denver Nuggets
    • Current Value: $890 Million
    • Revenue: $157 Million
  23. Atlanta Hawks
    • Current Value: $885 Million
    • Revenue: $169 Million
  24. Indiana Pacers
    • Current Value: $880 Million
    • Revenue: $157 Million76ers
  25. Philadelphia 76ers
    • Current Value: $800 Million
    • Revenue: $140 Million
  26. Memphis Grizzlies
    • Current Value: $790 Million
    • Revenue: $155 Million
  27. Milwaukee Bucks
    • Current Value: $785 Million
    • Revenue: $146 Million
  28. Charlotte Hornets
    • Current Value: $780 Million
    • Revenue: $158 Million
  29. Minnesota Timberwolves
    • Current Value: $770 Million
    • Revenue: $154 Million
  30. New Orleans Pelicans
    • Current Value: $750 Million
    • Revenue: $156 Million

 

These are the NBA most valuable teams list from Forbes 2017.

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