Before the New York Knicks ultimately traded Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks for a package headlined by guard Dennis Smith Jr., the Knicks tried to engage the Sacramento Kings on a deal that would have brought big man Marvin Bagley III to New York, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times.
Bagley was not the only Kings player the Knicks tried to land, either. Before discussing Bagley with Sacramento, New York also tried to snare young point guard De’Aaron Fox.
Both inquiries were rejected by the Kings.
A Porzingis-Bagley swap certainly would have been interesting, and it was actually a pretty fair proposal by the Knicks. However, obviously fearing Porzingis’ health, the Kings declined.