Thursday, November 30 2023
Dec 17, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Washington Wizards center Kristaps Porzingis (6) is greeted during a stoppage in play against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first half at Arena.

The idea of a potential reunion between the Knicks and Kristaps Porzingis is sure to pique the interest of New York fans, but another Atlantic Division team could get in the way.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Boston Celtics are pursuing Porzingis in a potential opt-in-and-trade deal with the Washington Wizards.

Charania reports that the two teams have been in discussion on the framework for a potential deal, though Washington would also like to find a way to keep Porzingis.

The former fourth overall pick by the Knicks in the 2015 NBA Draft, Porzingis is coming off of one of the best seasons of his career, averaging 23.2 points (a career best) and 8.4 rebounds. And while he’s dealt with a number of injury issues over the course of his eight-year career, Porzingis played in 65 regular season games last season, his most since his second year in the league (2016-17).

SNY’s Ian Begley included Porzingis on a list of potential free agent options for the Knicks, noting that the only way the Knicks could make the money work would be via a sign-and-trade, and because it would take a “significant commitment from the Knicks,” it “doesn’t seem like a path they’d go down.”

In his three healthy seasons with the Knicks, Porzingis averaged 17.8 points and 7.1 rebounds while shooting 36.1 percent from the three-point line.

Source: Yahoo Sports


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