Kristaps Porzingis announced Monday he will play for the Latvian national team at EuroBasket this summer, a decision that won’t to get him back in the Knicks’ good graces.
Ever since Porzingis joined the Knicks two years ago, the organization has implored him not to play in international competition, the New York Daily News notes.
The 2017 European basketball championship begins at the end of August and runs through until Sept. 17, two weeks before NBA training camps commence. The Knicks prefer their star forward is healthy and rested as preparation begins for the new season.
While Porzingis’ older brother, Janis, revealed during Monday’s press conference that Kristaps has reached a deal on insurance with the Latvian basketball federation, there’s no detail about what the policy looks like.
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