It's taken a lot of hard work, but the New York Knicks have rebuilt their splintered relationship for their best player, Kristaps Porzingis, according to team president Steve Mills.
Appearing on ESPN Radio's The Stephen A. Smith Show, Mills said the team has "worked really hard" to rebuild their relationship with Porzingis.
“We’ve worked really hard in rebuilding the relationship with KP. For Scott and me, it’s been with his brother (Janis Porzingis)," he said. "We had to make Janis, who is his agent and his brother, make him feel like he was part of our group and let him understand what we’re doing as a team. Where we’re taking this thing. We communicate with KP all the time. And we know he feels good about directionally where we’re going.
"I think you can see that through some of his tweets and social media stuff. And our conversations with him. He’s back on board with where we’re going and we feel really good about his future with us.”
Porzingis skipped his exit interview with the Knicks after he had become frustrated with the dysfunction associated with the franchise.
The young superstar is still rehabilitating a torn left ACL suffered last February.
He is eligible for a five-year contract extension for more than $150 million this season.