Kristaps Porzingis skips Knicks exit meetings out of frustration over team's dysfunction

by Steven Clarke April 17, 2017, 0:42
Kristaps Porzingis skips Knicks exit meetings out of frustration over team's dysfunction

Anthony has two years remaining on a five-year $124 million contract that he signed in 2014. If a feud is really taking place, then the National Basketball Association veteran may have an ally in the form of Porzingis.

Perhaps Porzingis is no longer happy with everything happening within the Knicks organization.

Sweet, merciful crap! We learned Friday night that Kristaps Porzingis-the light of our lives-skipped out on an exit meeting in protest of the Phil Jackson regime and their endless litany of bullshit.

According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, Porzingis, who skipped exit interviews, wants nothing to do with the organization this summer and is planning an extended trip back to Latvia and might not be back in NY until right before training camp.

As noted by Newsday, Porzingis has played for three coaches and lost 101 games in his two years with the Knicks.

Aside from Anthony, Rose may be leaving NY this year. If he too will go against them, then there might be no big names left in the Big Apple. Detroit just wrapped up a disappointing 37-45 season in which Drummond's scoring slipped and the Pistons were unable to return to the playoffs after Detroit made it in 2016. Joakim Noah, similar to Rose, is dealing with a major health setback (rotator cuff tear) and it is unknown if his stint with the team is going to be extended. The Knicks finished 31-51 in their fourth straight season out of the playoffs. However, in NY, he was underwhelming and again, injuries troubled him.

As for Jackson, he painted a picture that's rosier than reality, saying the Knicks are building a foundation and that fans see progress. Dealing with Anthony is expected to be on top of his priority list. Anthony holds a no-trade clause that allows him to approve or disapprove any trade in which he's involved.

According to Wojnarowski, Porzingis has taken note of how other more successful organizations are run and believes the Knicks aren't giving him the proper platform to become a future face of the franchise.

Anthony took to Instagram to respond to Jackson's harsh comments, sharing a picture of a calm Leonardo DiCaprio from "The Great Gatsby" with a caption of "REALLY" and emojis suggesting Anthony was laughing out loud.


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