Knicks won’t offer Kristaps Porzingis fully guaranteed max contract

New York Daily News

The rapid descent of the Knicks into one of the worst teams in the NBA this season, if not the worst, has created a heightened longing for Kristaps Porzingis.

“I’ll tell you what, we have a monster waiting in the wings,” David Fizdale said recently just minutes after another loss, selling hope from the dreary.

The Knicks have treated the re-signing of Porzingis as inevitable, even after the front office allowed him to become a free agent this summer.

There were logical reasons to forgo an early contract extension for Porzingis, namely because it saved the Knicks about $10 million in cap space to chase Kevin Durant. But as team president Steve Mills backs off his declaration that he will attract another superstar in 2019 — and as the team surrenders a sixth consecutive season to the draft lottery — it’s worth noting that Porzingis has stated priorities that run counter to the current Knicks’ reality.

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