Kristaps Porzingis Trade Rumors: NY Reportedly May Revisit Talks for Star PF

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 24, 2017

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Kristaps Porzingis is still a member of the New York Knicks, though that doesn't mean the team has shut the door on a possible trade of the 21-year-old star.

Per Mark Berman of the New York Post, Knicks president Phil Jackson "may entertain trade offers again" for Porzingis "if things don't go smoothly" between the two sides in the coming months.

Trade talks centered around Porzingis picked up steam when Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Tuesday that Jackson hadn't ruled out possibly dealing the young power forward. 

Porzingis has been frustrated with the disarray and dysfunction around the Knicks, which led him to skip his end-of-season exit meeting with team management in April, per ESPN.com's Ian Begley

Berman noted Jackson may revisit potential trades for Porzingis because of concern about Porzingis' "long-term viability with the organization after blowing off the exit meeting without notification."

Porzingis is under contract for one more season with a team option for 2018-19. He set career highs in points per game (18.1), blocks per game (2.0), assists per game (1.5), shooting percentage (45.0) and three-point percentage (35.7) last season.

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