Kristaps Porzingis’ Twitter Posts Cryptic Clippers Tweet After Teams Contact Knicks About Trade

Bryan Brandom
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It's been a week since the Los Angeles Clippers were knocked out of the NBA playoffs, but a tweet posted from the Twitter account of New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis on Saturday seemed to indicate Chris Paul's team would be getting help soon in the form of the 7'3" Latvian.

This tweet was posted on Saturday night and deleted just seconds later.

Porzingis and a rep claim his Twitter account was hacked. He was in Europe when the tweet was sent.

The Unicorn brought receipts.

If this truly was all just a prank, it's a mildly clever one.

Due in part to team president Phil Jackson's treatment of star Carmelo Anthony, Porzingis skipped his exit interview. Soon after, multiple teams reached out to the franchise hoping to trade for the young talent.

The Clippers and Knicks were at one point trade suitors during the 2016-17 season, when New York was looking to unload Anthony and was said to have interest in Clips guard Austin Rivers. Throw in the Knicks' utter incompetence and penchant for throwing money at aging stars, and a trade of their best hope at a young franchise player for the right to pay Blake Griffin or Paul a five-year max contract via a sign-and-trade is, unfortunately for Knicks fans, entirely plausible.

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