Knicks’ Steve Mills: Porzingis’ trade demand came with Europe threat

Knicks President Steve Mills said Kristaps Porzingis threatened to return to Europe if he wasn’t traded within seven days.

“He … point-blank said to us, ‘I don’t want to be here,’” Mills said at a Chase Fan Forum Series on Wednesday. ‘I’m not going to re-sign with the Knicks and I’m going to give you seven days to trade me, or I’m going back to Europe.’”

While this is not a new piece of the puzzle — The Post’s Marc Berman had reported as much in early February — it does mark the first time anyone from the Knicks has gone on the record over this specific demand surrounding the multi-player blockbuster trade that sent Porzingis to the Mavericks during the winter.

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