"Hey Vlade I know you already have two super high value stud big man prospects on your roster but how about we give our really good but really injured young big man stud due for a max contract next season in exchange for the best young point guard in the league?"
The report before is that we were talking to the Knicks about Kanter so this probably came up at some point as an outgrowth of those negotiations. Obviously we're quite happy with Fox right now so he wasn't on the table and they seemed pretty motivated to get a young PG based on the names thrown around so far so that was the end of that conversation. No biggie.
Sounds to me like someone in New York was talking this up as a real possibility and they're now trying to make it look like Vlade turned them down so they don't look like complete idiots. I have no doubt what the Vladfather's response would have been, if they actually asked him.
AD is a big market guy as well so I wouldn't trade for him either. I wouldn't have done it because I see Porzingis having an injury riddled career and his personality seems to have dramatic non winner all over it.
I can't disagree. Yesterday's performance is what really has people (including me) over the moon. If this were two weeks ago before Bagley started to really get some major floor time and put up good production, a few people might be singing a different tune. KP isn't anything to scoff at for sure.
I've been as big a Fox advocate as anyone. I wouldn't want to trade him. But if I knew that KP was going to be 100% the unicorn he was in the past (and possibly even better) and the KINGS weren't already stacked with young BIGS, I would consider it.
Having said that, the fact that the Knicks offered the trade would tell me they don't think he's going to be the same player. And for that reason, I would have had the same reaction Vlade and the KINGS did.
I really don't believe the Knicks would have traded KP if they were unconcerned about his future.