2015: In a heavyweight first-round bout that felt more like a conference finals matchup, the No. 3 Clippers took on the No. 6 Spurs. The series needed a full seven games, with the final three contests decided by a total of 12 points. Paul penned his playoff magnum opus in Game 7, scoring 27 points (9 of 13 from the field, 5 of 6 from 3-point range and an insane 172 offensive rating) on a bad hamstring, including the game-winner over the outstretched arm of Tim Duncan.
The elation against the Spurs would only be rivaled by the disappointment against the Rockets in the next round. The Clippers managed a split in the first two games with Paul sidelined because of that strained hamstring. With Paul back in the fold, LA won Game 3 by 25 points and Game 4 by 33 points. A commanding 3-1 lead following two dominant performances? This was the year the Clippers reached the conference finals — until it wasn’t.
His hacked Twitter account and skipping meetings with Phil Jackson indicate otherwise, but it appears Kristaps Porzingis would prefer to remain with the Knicks.
Porzingis’ brother-agent, Janis, told ESPN.com that Kristaps Cheap Lacrosse Jerseys wants to continue playing in New York, saying he feels at home there.
The only thing he wants is for the Knicks to create an environment where he can develop and grow as a player and win, Janis Porzingis said.
Janis Porzingis declined to comment on why his brother skipped his exit meeting with Jackson.
Janis Porzingis also said that if the Knicks trade his brother, Kristaps would play out his Cheap Liverpool Jerseys contract and then become a free agent. That way, he could choose his own destiny.
The Knicks are able to offer Kristaps Porzingis a contract extension next offseason. If he doesn’t agree to one, he would become a restricted free agent in 2019 and an unrestricted free agent in 2020.