At this rate, the trades Danny Ainge hasn’t made are seemingly just as known as the deals he has done, as the Boston Celtics president of basketball operations typically is willing to talk about anything and everything when it comes to player movement.
With former New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis set to face his former team for the first time as a member of the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night, the New York Post looked back at his New York tenure and how it came to an end sooner than most would have imagined.
The Knicks traded the Polish star to Dallas at the trade deadline last season, but they were willing to move him even before then. One point in which the Knicks fielded offers for Porzingis was the 2017 NBA Draft when then-president Phil Jackson looked to ship out the star big man.
One team linked to Porzingis at the time was the Celtics. In Friday’s story for the Post, Marc Berman reported the Celtics’ offer for Porzingis.