Kristaps Porzingis Says His Brother’s Statement Was Taken Out Of Context

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Kristaps Porzingis Says His Brother’s Statement Was Taken Out Of Context


Yesterday, we reported that Kristaps Porzingis’ brother Janis told Latvian sports magazine Sporta Avize that his brother’s decision to skip his exit interview with team president Phil Jackson in April was orchestrated in an effort to get the franchise to make changes and build a team around Kristaps that eventually will be able to contend. He continued by issuing a warning to the Knicks, saying that Kristaps would leave if they won’t be able to build such team.

Now, Porzingis talked about the interview and said the excerpts were ‘taken out of context’ according to the New York Daily News:


The translated excerpts were “taken out of context,” said Porzingis, who declined to elaborate further. Apparently the publication is released monthly and the excerpts were part of a much larger story.

“That’s my brother and my agent. Whatever comments he makes or whatever, it is what it is,” Porzingis said. “I don’t know how to put this right: I think we’ll get to that later. We’ll talk about that more later. Now before a game I don’t think is the right moment. At the end of the season — that would be right moment for those kind of things.”


Porzingis already has six 30-point games, as he is playing an incredible season so far, averaging 29.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game.

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