NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Kristaps Porzingis has likely played his last game for the Knicks.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks have agreed to trade Porzingis, Courtney Lee and Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Dallas Mavericks for DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews and Dennis Smith Jr.
New York has agreed with Dallas on trade that includes Kristaps Porzingis, Courtney Lee, Tim Hardaway Jr., for Wesley Matthews, Dennis Smith Jr. and DeAndre Jordan, league sources tell ESPN. Players and agents are being notified of particulars. Deal may include more draft assets.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 31, 2019
The stunning decision to trade Porzingis, the face of the franchise despite the fact that he’s missed nearly a year while recovering from a serious knee injury, came just hours after the 7-foot-3 power forward met with the Knicks’ front office and expressed his dismay over the direction of the team, which currently has the worst record in the NBA (10-40) and has long been one of its most dysfunctional teams.
Porzingis, who will be a restricted free agent this summer, is averaging 17.8 points and 7.1 rebounds in 186 career games, all with the Knicks.
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