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Knicks did not believe Porzingis was a franchise star and were shopping him for a month

Knicks did not believe Porzingis was a franchise star and were shopping him for a month
Published On: Wed, Feb 06
Dec 4, 2015; New York, NY,New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon (3) is defended by Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack (2) in the 2nd half at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks win 108-91. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports

Kristaps Porzingis provided a list of four desired destinations when he requested a trade in a shotgun meeting, but the Knicks had already quietly negotiated a deal after shopping the Latvian for a month.

These details were revealed on Tuesday by the New York Times, which portrayed both Porzingis and the Knicks as ready to move on from one another long before he was officially traded to the Mavericks.

According to the story, the Knicks became aware of Porzingisa€™ discontent in the beginning of January a€“ right around the time the Daily News reported his re-signing was not guaranteed because of a desire to play for a winner.

After failing to pry Donovan Mitchell out of Utah, Dea€™Aaron Fox out of Sacramento and Anthony Davis out of New Orleans, the Knicks settled for cap space and two first-round picks from the Mavericks for Porzingis. According to the NY Times, the Knicks coulda€™ve pulled the trigger on the trade Wednesday evening, but first wanted to hear from Porzingis in their planned sitdown on Thursday.

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