Today, the New York Knicks shocked the NBA world by trading Kristaps Porzingis, Trey Burke, Courtney Lee, and Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Dallas Mavs for Dennis Smith Jr. and the expiring contracts of Wesley Matthews and DeAndre Jordan.
In other words, the Knicks flipped their franchise unicorn for cap space. Twitter isn't impressed.
Knicks fans right now… pic.twitter.com/2ABgcRvcOF— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 31, 2019
Adam Silver: With the first pick of the 2019 NBA Draft, the NY Knicks pick Zion Williamson.— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) January 31, 2019
My 3 month old gay son is a huge Knicks fan. I went into his room to tell him the news about Porzingis. He broke down into tears & said, "this is outrageous. James Dolan has been destroying the Knicks for years. I don't feel like being a Knicks fan anymore"— Barry McCockiner (@SportsTalkBarry) January 31, 2019
I'm literally shaking
Knicks gave the keys to the franchise to Frank Ntilikina— BasedChasen: Stone Ocean (@BasedChasen) January 31, 2019
If this was shark tank Mark Cuban got 90% of your company for half of what you asked for @nyknicks pic.twitter.com/7ddarvLBaK— Tony X. (@soIoucity) January 31, 2019
So to recap: the Knicks draft THJ, dump him to the Hawks, sign him to an albotross contract that forces us to trade our franchise player to get out of said contract for Dennis Smith, who we passed on. Got it— Noah Malale (@Malaletweets) January 31, 2019
Celtics in MSG tomorrow. So Kyrie's gonna go for 44 then drop some comments about how much he loves playing in MSG that Knicks fans are gonna cling to for 6 months.............then not sign there— Beyonce has an uncle named Larry Beyince. Bruh.... (@DragonflyJonez) January 31, 2019
Lololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololo— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) January 31, 2019
On the other hand ...
Would you rather this or a lanky white guy? #knicks pic.twitter.com/lAQXQwQ4oC— Samuel Sternberg (@Thesammysupreme) January 31, 2019