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Spurs Have ‘Significant Interest’ in Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis

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Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr. Discusses First Win on New Team

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New York Knicks point guard Dennis Smith Jr., who the team acquired in the Kristaps Porzingis trade ahead of the NBA trade deadline, is reveling in the team’s first win with him in the fold.

Smith’s 19 points, 13 assists and 6 rebounds helped the Knicks beat the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, smapping their 18 game losing streak.

“It’s major,” Smith said, according to Brian Mahoney of The Associated Press.

“We’ve been having our fans come out and support every night and haven’t won here since Dec. 1. I wasn’t part of that one, so I’m glad that we could get it tonight and just give the fans something to see.”

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Knicks’ Wesley Matthews Generating Interest from ‘Multiple Teams’

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New York Knicks veteran swingman Wesley Matthews may be on limited time with the Knicks as he is generating interest from a number of teams.

According to the New York Post’s Marc Berman, the Knicks have received
“multiple inquiries” about Matthews, with the Philadelphia 76ers expected to have interest as well.

Per the report, the Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Golden State Warriors are hoping that the Knicks buyout Matthews so he can hit the free agency market.

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Mavericks Acquire Kristaps Porzingis from Knicks

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The Dallas Mavericks and the New York Knicks have agreed to terms on a trade centered on All-Star Kristaps Porzingis, according to ESPN’s Tim McMahon.

The Knicks will receiver Dennis Smith Jr., Wesley Matthews, and DeAndre Jordan in exchange for Porzingis, Trey Burker, Courtney Lee, and Tim Hardaway Jr..

Dallas is working to acquire a 1st round pick to include in the deal, according to ESPN.

The Mavs are hoping to re-sign Porzingis, who is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer, and are confident that both Dirk Nowitzki and Luka Doncic can help convince him to sign.

Porzingis has been out for close to a year with an ACL injury and an evaluation in January revealed that his knee is healing well.

Porzingis had recently met with the Knicks organization to express his frustration with the team’s losing and past dysfunction, while also expressing his uncertainty that they can achieve sustainable success.

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