The 7'3" power forward from Latvia - Kristaps Porzingis, has skipped his exit meetings with the New York Knicks front office.
This news was reported shortly after Phil Jackson's statements emerged about Carmelo Anthony when he suggested that the 10-time All-Star would be better off playing 'elsewhere' next season.
It's no surprise to NBA fans across the globe that the Knicks franchise is a bit of a mess at the moment but the news of Porzingis being unhappy with the 'drama' within the franchise at the moment will strike fear into the hearts of New York Knicks fans.
Porzingis is coming off a solid season with the Knicks where he averaged 18.1 ppg and 7.2 rpg in the 66 games he featured in this year. The Latvian big man recorded a 45% field-goal percentage and also boasted 36% from behind the arc. Porzingis recorded 2 bpg for New York as well, helping them on the defensive end.
New York finished the 2016-2017 season with a 31W-51L record which left them lying in the 12th spot in the Eastern Conference, 10 wins off qualifying for the NBA Playoffs. The Knicks couldn't really kickstart their NBA season and encountered setback after setback during the year.
Porzingis has a bright future ahead of him and was meant to be a spark of hope for New York when they drafted him fourth overall in the 2015 NBA Draft. It was expected that a team would be built around the 21-year-old but after recent reports, it suggests all may not be as it seems.
The question is with all the recent drama in New York, could the best option for the Latvian be a move away from the 'Big Apple' during the offseason?