The trade deadline deal to acquire point guard Emmanuel Mudiay should not be considered a banishment of any hope for Frank Ntilikina’s future in New York.
In their first deadline day move since 2015, the Knicks brought the Congolese point guard to New York from Denver.
Kristaps Porzingis, the enigmatic 22-year-old Latvian big man, tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Now, the direction of the franchise is truly up in the air.
The Knicks suffered a heavy loss with the injury to Kristaps Porzingis. Nevertheless, Scott Perry and the Knicks need to pull themselves by the bootstraps and keep working on building a team from the bottom up while Porzingis is away.
The Knicks are down but not out. Kristaps Porzingis’ ACL tear is a deafening blow to a rebuild on a steady trajectory, and it’s going to take the willpower of Porzingis, plus filling in the cracks by the Knicks, to overcome a catastrophic interruption to…