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SportReport: Knicks unhappy with Spurs, felt they 'crossed lines' with Kristaps Porzingis

04:45  21 july  2019
04:45  21 july  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Ian Begley of SNY reported Friday unnamed Knicks executives felt the Spurs "operated outside of accepted NBA norms" while trying to land Porzingis , but exact details about their actions weren't provided. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News wrote a piece on Kristaps Porzingis ’ restricted free agency that spun folks up into a tizzy, as Bondy suggested that But Knicks fans are smart and knew that. It’s pretty obvious if a team is bad for a decade the young star is going to be unhappy sticking around!

Report: Knicks unhappy with Spurs, felt they 'crossed lines' with Kristaps Porzingis© Provided by Oath Inc. The Knicks are reportedly upset over how the Spurs may have "crossed lines" prior to New York dealing Kristaps Porzingis to the Mavericks last season. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The bad blood that reportedly developed between the New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs over free agent Marcus Morris spurning San Antonio for the Big Apple stems all the way back to the Kristaps Porzingis trade, according to Ian Begley of SNY.

On Friday, The Athletic’s Frank Isola reported that the Spurs were “pissed” that Morris reneged on a handshake agreement with San Antonio to instead take a one-year, $15 million deal in New York.

Marcus Morris considering reneging on deal with Spurs in favor of Knicks

Marcus Morris considering reneging on deal with Spurs in favor of Knicks Marcus Morris considering reneging on deal with Spurs in favor of Knicks

Well, the Knicks and Kristaps Porzingis have had some rough patches before. Porzingis , who has yet to play this season due to a torn ACL, is a restricted According to The Ringer, San Antonio is viewed within the league as a team with significant interest in Porzingis . However, the Spurs — with

Some with the Knicks felt San Antonio crossed lines of accepted behavior prior to the Porzingis trade. It's unclear what, exactly, the Knicks feel the Spurs did An ESPN report stated that Marcus Morris is reconsidering the two-year, million agreement he reached with the San Antonio Spurs .

According to Begley, the Knicks have some beef with the Spurs as well. They believed that San Antonio “crossed lines of accepted behavior” before Porzingis was dealt to the Mavericks in February.

There are no specifics on what the Spurs may have done, but the Knicks apparently felt that they “operated outside of accepted NBA norms.”

One could speculate that the Spurs may have had interest in dealing for Porzingis too. But the Knicks instead sent their franchise player to the Spurs’ in-state neighbors.

There is still a lot more we don’t know about this alleged riff. Morris has certainly had himself an eventful offseason. He reportedly also turned down a three-year deal worth $41 million from the Los Angeles Clippers and fired agent Rich Paul.

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis prefers to be traded from the team, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday. According to Wojnarowski, the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors are among the many teams expected

Kristaps Porzingis sure knows how to steal the show. The entire league was knee-deep in Anthony Porzingis was unhappy with the franchise’s direction and, given the Knicks ’ recent history Instead, they immediately acquiesced, either because the situation was hopeless, or at least felt hopeless to

Begley reported that Morris made the sudden switch on his own and Paul preferred that he remain in San Antonio.

In any case, the decisions are now final: Morris is in New York, Porzingis is in Dallas and both San Antonio and New York are apparently mad.

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