[ IMAGES: Images ON turn off | ACCOUNT: User Status is LOCKED why? ]

Is there any reason for concern.
Author Thread
ekstarks94
Posts: 20776
Alba Posts: 0
Joined: 7/5/2015
Member: #6104

1/2/2019  2:51 PM
https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/ny-sports-kristaps-porzingis-knicks-free-agency-20190102-story.html
AUTOADVERT
ekstarks94
Posts: 20776
Alba Posts: 0
Joined: 7/5/2015
Member: #6104

1/2/2019  3:00 PM
ekstarks94 wrote:https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/ny-sports-kristaps-porzingis-knicks-free-agency-20190102-story.html

There were logical reasons to forgo an early contract extension for Porzingis, namely because it saved the Knicks about $10 million in cap space to chase Kevin Durant. But as team president Steve Mills backs off his declaration that he will attract another superstar in 2019 — and as the team surrenders a sixth consecutive season to the draft lottery — it’s worth noting that Porzingis has stated priorities that run counter to the current Knicks’ reality.

At this point, the question isn’t just whether the Knicks should offer Porzingis a max contract but also whether he should sign one. Because the word on Porzingis is that he loves New York but is skeptical about the Knicks. And who wouldn’t be?

Knixkik
Posts: 30117
Alba Posts: 0
Joined: 7/24/2001
Member: #11
USA
1/2/2019  3:12 PM
NY media just making some noise. If NY tries to short-change him at all, he will just sign a contract for the max with another team that the Knicks will match. I think he returns either way for the full max (no injury exceptions.)
ekstarks94
Posts: 20776
Alba Posts: 0
Joined: 7/5/2015
Member: #6104

1/2/2019  3:33 PM
Knixkik wrote:NY media just making some noise. If NY tries to short-change him at all, he will just sign a contract for the max with another team that the Knicks will match. I think he returns either way for the full max (no injury exceptions.)

Not sure about that. Meaning I know NYK is offering the MAX...but will he sign a 5 year when he could go 3+1(Player Opt). Yes we have him for 3 years but look at AD in the middle of a contract and they are talking about him moving even though his deal is not up for another two years.

StarksEwing1
Posts: 31846
Alba Posts: 0
Joined: 12/28/2012
Member: #4451

1/2/2019  3:59 PM
These people make it seem like he is a UFA lol. He is a RFA so basically he will be a Knick
nyk2017
Posts: 20066
Alba Posts: 0
Joined: 7/19/2017
Member: #7538

1/2/2019  4:00 PM
ekstarks94 wrote:
Knixkik wrote:NY media just making some noise. If NY tries to short-change him at all, he will just sign a contract for the max with another team that the Knicks will match. I think he returns either way for the full max (no injury exceptions.)

Not sure about that. Meaning I know NYK is offering the MAX...but will he sign a 5 year when he could go 3+1(Player Opt). Yes we have him for 3 years but look at AD in the middle of a contract and they are talking about him moving even though his deal is not up for another two years.


Coming off a serious knee injury, it would make sense for him to sign a 5 year max rather than 3+ 1 player option.

Knixkik
Posts: 30117
Alba Posts: 0
Joined: 7/24/2001
Member: #11
USA
1/2/2019  4:17 PM
ekstarks94 wrote:
Knixkik wrote:NY media just making some noise. If NY tries to short-change him at all, he will just sign a contract for the max with another team that the Knicks will match. I think he returns either way for the full max (no injury exceptions.)

Not sure about that. Meaning I know NYK is offering the MAX...but will he sign a 5 year when he could go 3+1(Player Opt). Yes we have him for 3 years but look at AD in the middle of a contract and they are talking about him moving even though his deal is not up for another two years.

Maybe, but he is still so young. I would think he would want to max his earnings now, and dictate his future in his late 20s.

meloshouldgo
Posts: 26456
Alba Posts: 0
Joined: 5/3/2014
Member: #5801

1/2/2019  5:21 PM
If he wants to be a Knick, he will get the money. If he doesn't want to be a Knick, there's nothing to be concerned about.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only try to make them think - Socrates
CrushAlot
Posts: 58717
Alba Posts: 0
Joined: 7/25/2003
Member: #452
USA
1/2/2019  6:14 PM
I'm tired,I'm tired, I'm so tired right now......Kristaps Porzingis 1/3/18
franco12
Posts: 30439
Alba Posts: 4
Joined: 2/19/2004
Member: #599
USA
1/2/2019  7:00 PM
If KP is actually watching the games (and not reading the garbage conjectures of newspaper people), he has to think that returning to this squad means playoffs.

How many games would we have won with KP? We’d be 500 easy.

This team has played hard and there is talent.

Adding KP and the top pick we will add next year means we are back in the playoffs, regularly for the next 5-10 years.

Our next challenge is advancing.

Knixkik
Posts: 30117
Alba Posts: 0
Joined: 7/24/2001
Member: #11
USA
1/2/2019  7:10 PM
CrushAlot wrote:

I did not realize this. It's very interesting and definitely plays in the favor of the Knicks.

ekstarks94
Posts: 20776
Alba Posts: 0
Joined: 7/5/2015
Member: #6104

1/2/2019  8:38 PM    LAST EDITED: 1/2/2019  8:38 PM
Knixkik wrote:
CrushAlot wrote:

I did not realize this. It's very interesting and definitely plays in the favor of the Knicks.


Agreed...but even with all the hugs and kisses...I would not put it pass for KP brother to play hardball particularly if he could force his way to a Boston or some other ready made destination
martin
Posts: 48705
Alba Posts: 106
Joined: 7/24/2001
Member: #2
USA
1/2/2019  10:25 PM
ekstarks94 wrote:
Knixkik wrote:
CrushAlot wrote:

I did not realize this. It's very interesting and definitely plays in the favor of the Knicks.


Agreed...but even with all the hugs and kisses...I would not put it pass for KP brother to play hardball particularly if he could force his way to a Boston or some other ready made destination

but really, what player on a rookie contract who was going to get that max has done that? NONE.

Official sponsor of the PURE KNICKS LOVE Program
Nalod
Posts: 57885
Alba Posts: 151
Joined: 12/24/2003
Member: #508
USA
1/3/2019  6:44 AM
Old quotes and innuendo.
You don't show a fool a job half done!
SupremeCommander
Posts: 32742
Alba Posts: 35
Joined: 4/28/2006
Member: #1127

1/3/2019  12:37 PM
I don't think KP would cost himself his big deal here... since when did Brooklyn become the SAS? Because if you read the article the argument is that Brooklyn would be more attractive to KP than the Knicks. Yeah right.
Cartman718 said: Is Fiz going to write Zion on the board during the timeout
arkrud
Posts: 31771
Alba Posts: 7
Joined: 8/31/2005
Member: #995
USA
1/3/2019  12:56 PM
Big injuries like KP had are not adding confidence.
KP knows better that anyone that with his body build he is vulnerable.
He and his family are looking smart to me so they will try to get the best possible deal from Knicks.
And they will get it.
Another question if Knicks will benefit from this over time.
But there is no better path of taking the risk and there is never a path without risk.
This is all talk about nothing. Nothing that should be on our mind. This does not have multiple outcomes.
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet
ekstarks94
Posts: 20776
Alba Posts: 0
Joined: 7/5/2015
Member: #6104

1/3/2019  5:07 PM
Here we go.

https://nba.nbcsports.com/2019/01/03/rumor-knicks-wont-offer-kristaps-porzingis-fully-guaranteed-max-contract/

ekstarks94
Posts: 20776
Alba Posts: 0
Joined: 7/5/2015
Member: #6104

1/3/2019  5:08 PM
ekstarks94 wrote:Here we go.

https://nba.nbcsports.com/2019/01/03/rumor-knicks-wont-offer-kristaps-porzingis-fully-guaranteed-max-contract/

If the Knicks can sign him to a more team-friendly contract, they should.

Porzingis has leverage too, though. He could sign an offer sheet with another team, which projects to carry a max of $117 million over four years. He could even sign his qualifying offer, which will be worth just $4,485,665 for one season but would allow him to become an unrestricted free agent in 2020.

The Knicks – with the ability to offer a max deal that projects to be worth $158 million over five years – have room to negotiate. They could guarantee him more than any other team could while still not guaranteeing his full max. They can also match any offer sheet.

But they could also push too hard and further alienate Porzingis.

It’s a fine line, one New York might be prepared to walk.

CrushAlot
Posts: 58717
Alba Posts: 0
Joined: 7/25/2003
Member: #452
USA
1/3/2019  5:25 PM
ekstarks94 wrote:Here we go.

https://nba.nbcsports.com/2019/01/03/rumor-knicks-wont-offer-kristaps-porzingis-fully-guaranteed-max-contract/

The article is based on Bondy's article and quotes it. I don't think this is going anywhere.
I'm tired,I'm tired, I'm so tired right now......Kristaps Porzingis 1/3/18
TripleThreat
Posts: 22331
Alba Posts: 0
Joined: 2/24/2012
Member: #3997

1/4/2019  12:25 AM
Knixkik wrote:NY media just making some noise. If NY tries to short-change him at all, he will just sign a contract for the max with another team that the Knicks will match. I think he returns either way for the full max (no injury exceptions.)

The Knicks should trade him to Boston for Tatum.

Zinger has the more rare/coveted skill set, but also the larger injury risk. Boston has questions up the middle for the future.

"Should have paid Lin and rid ourselves of Melo. Lin makes every team better." - HofstraBBall 11/12/2018
Is there any reason for concern.

©2001-2012 ultimateknicks.com All rights reserved. About Us.
This site is not affiliated with the NY Knicks or the National Basketball Association in any way.
You may visit the official NY Knicks web site by clicking here.

All times (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time.