The inevitable for the New York Knicks is coming… free agency in the summer for their young star Kristaps Porzingis. They are going to have multiple teams coming after the star, even while coming back from ACL surgery.
Good news in the Big Apple, the Knicks can match these offers.
The San Antonio Spurs are one team believed to have “significant interest” in Kristaps Porzingis, according to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor.
The max that any outside team could sign Porzingis to is four years, $122.1 million, but for the Spurs, they already have $110.9 million in salary committed to just 12 players for 2019-20. Creating enough space below the cap to sign Porzingis would likely decimate the current talent on the roster to get below the cap.
While this reports seems obvious, because any team would love to have Porzingis as part of their future, there is obviously a reason the Spurs were mention. With a strong history of working well with international players, it seems that he would be a great fit for the future of San Antonio.
When healthy, the 7-foot-3 star is averaging 17.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, and two blocks per game through his first three campaigns.