The New York Knicks and general manager Scott Perry have a huge decision to make this weekend.
New York Knicks general manager Scott Perry was asked about the comments from Kristaps Porzingis’ brother Janis Porzingis, saying that it’s not a guarantee that he stays in New York.
“I don’t really want to talk about that right now,” Perry said Wednesday night, via Newsday. “We’re looking forward and ahead. The time to talk about contract extensions, that’s far. We’re living in today. KP is playing some very good basketball right now. He’s playing well and he’s happy with this team. We’ll deal with all that stuff later. But no comment in terms of what was said because I really don’t know.”
The Knicks have a big decision to make by this coming Sunday at 5pm, since center Joakim Noah’s suspension will be running out. New York will have to either release a player, trade a player for a draft pick of trade two players for one player, in order to free up a roster spot.
“We know that is looming,” Perry said. “We’ve been working through the process for a few weeks. By Sunday at 5 p.m., there’ll be a resolution one way or another. Whether it’s a trade or waive an individual.”
Ideally the Knicks would rather not release a player, since they would still have to pay whoever they ended up getting rid of. As of right now, point guard Roman Sessions would likely be the odd man out, but the Knicks have been trying to trade Mindaugas Kuzminska. So there are other possbilities.
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