Knicks coach was ‘really surprised’ at Kristaps Porzingis trade request
Kristaps Porzingis’ decision to demand the New York Knicks trade him came as a surprise to many, including his former head coach.
Knicks coach David Fizdale admitted that he was “really surprised” at Porzingis’s trade request, indication that its suddenness caught the organization off guard.
When asked about it, Knicks coach David Fizdale acknowledged in an interview with @TMKSESPN that he was ‘really surprised’ when Kristaps Porzingis informed the franchise he wanted to leave in late January.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) April 12, 2019
The Knicks granted Porzingis’ request quickly. It happened so quickly, in fact, that some interested teams didn’t even know he was available until he was already a Dallas Maverick. It doesn’t paint the prettiest picture of a Knicks organization that seemingly rushed into a trade that they didn’t really know they’d be making not long before they actually made it.