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Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis On New York: ‘It’s Now Home’

The New York Knicks have been going through a lot of problems this summer. From Phil Jackson stepping down to as team president to the continued dysfunction in the front office and the endless trade rumors surrounding Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks have been anything but dull during the NBA offseason.

Along with all the dysfunction and changes, New York has dealt with arguably their best player, Kristaps Porzingis, being unhappy with all that has happened. Although Porzingis purposely missed his exit meeting with the team and has expressed his disappointment, the promising young forward wants to stay in New York, via Shaun Powell of NBA.com:

“So far it’s been tough in New York, but my journey is only beginning, and I hope to stay there my whole career, so as a city we can have some fun and win some games and do something big,” he said.

“For me, it’s now home.”

With Porzingis now seemingly embracing the Knicks and wanting to remain in New York, the Knicks can concentrate on building around him moving forward. Fortunately for New York, the team might have an opportunity to bring in another star player to play alongside him in Kyrie Irving.

After demanding a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Irving has let it be known that he’d love to land with the Knicks once the dust settles. Whether New York can put something together in order to make a trade for the up-and-comer remains to be seen, but it is a good sign that a star wants to come to the Knicks following all the public dysfunction.

Only time will tell if it all comes together and if Irving eventually ends up playing alongside Porzingis or elsewhere.

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