Tags: Porzingis, Kristaps (1995- )

Porzingis and Mavericks Project Business as Usual, Even if It Isn’t

DALLAS — Moments before the home team was introduced on Monday night, Kristaps Porzingis made his usual walk behind the scorer’s table to take a seat on the Dallas Mavericks’ bench at American Airlines Center. Wearing a three-piece olive suit and a maroon tie, Porzingis saluted a friendly face in the crowd and proceeded to…

On Pro Basketball: Inside the Porzingis Deal, and How the Knicks Did Better Than You Think

The Knicks’ sudden trade sending Kristaps Porzingis, their franchise player, to the Dallas Mavericks last week has raised a swirl of questions about the team’s motivations. Good news: We have answers. Porzingis was abruptly dispatched to Dallas last Thursday, along with Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee and Trey Burke, for guard Dennis Smith Jr., two…

Sports of The Times: Behold the Knicks. Or Better Yet, Start Rooting for the Nets.

Unhappy with mere tanking, displeased with their success at earning the N.B.A.’s worst record, the Knicks took Kristaps Porzingis, their once-in-a-generation asset, their most, and perhaps only, popular player, and traded him to the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday for potsherds and trinkets. Actually, point of information: Porzingis was not even the center of the transaction.…