Knicks pick up Kristaps Porzingis' 2018-19 team option
The New York Knicks have officially picked up forward Kristaps Porzingis' team option for the 2018-19 season, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.
After two productive seasons in New York, the 22-year-old Porzingis has become the face of the Knicks' franchise moving forward. He is now under contract for 2017 and 2018, in which he'll make $4.5 million and $5.7 million in consecutive seasons. It's very important that the Knicks keep him locked down with Carmelo Anthony likely playing elsewhere by the beginning of the 2017-18 season.
This past season, in 66 games, Porzingis averaged 18.1 points per game on 45% shooting from the floor and 35.7% from three-point land. His 0.3 nERD was third on the team and 80th of 275 NBA forwards.
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- Kawhi Leonard reportedly requests to be traded from San Antonio June 15th, 2018
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- Raptors not expected to trade Jonas Valanciunas June 14th, 2018
- Knicks' Ron Baker exercises player option for 2018-19 season May 31st, 2018
- Knicks reportedly agree to 4-year deal with David Fizdale to become new head coach May 3rd, 2018
- Knicks' Kyle O'Quinn undecided on 2018 player option April 19th, 2018
- Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis (knee) could miss 2018-19 season April 19th, 2018
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- Courtney Lee (ankle) is out Wednesday in New York April 11th, 2018