Enes Kanter admits it’s ’embarrassing’ to hear Knicks fans chant his name

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"We have a great relationship", the 23-year-old Porzingis said of the 19-year-old Doncic.

"The city deserves better than that".

Amidst the Knicks disappointing season, fans still flock to MSG and watch their games, but recently, chants of "We want Kanter" have often been heard in the arena, indicating that no matter how bad this year has been for the team, Enes is still a fan favorite. "Peace", Porzingis wrote on his verified account early Sunday morning.

When the Dallas Mavericks called in their trade for Kristaps Porzingis, the comparisons were unavoidable.

Knicks president Steve Mills said that Porzingis, a restricted free agent this summer, informed him that he "no longer wanted to be a part of our group" during a Thursday morning meeting. The Knicks gets two future first-round picks.

But multiple teams interested in making an offer for Porzingis said that they were unable to do so before NY traded Porzingis to Dallas, league sources said.

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Guards Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Courtney Lee took turns saying all the right things during a press conference where they, along with Porzingis, were introduced to the Dallas media Monday afternoon.

"The restaurant sent out desserts that said "NYC will miss you" on them", said a spy.

If all works out, the combination of Porzingis and rookie phenom Luka Doncic could bring about a new era of contending for the Mavericks. Porzingis, who is recovering from an ACL injury, won't play in a game for Dallas until next season. The 40-year-old Nowitzki set an National Basketball Association record by spending all 21 of his seasons with the same franchise.

Of course, inviting comparisons to Nowitzki and Nash also recalls how their saga ended: Mavericks owner Mark Cuban refusing to pay what was needed to keep Nash from leaving in free agency.

He will have his introductory news conference in Dallas on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).