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REPORT: Knicks informed Mavericks of sexual assault allegations against Kristaps Porzingis prior to trade

NBA: Dallas Mavericks at New York Knicks Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Several news organizations, including The New York Post, are reporting that the NYPD is probing allegations that former Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis sexually assaulted a woman on the night of Feb. 7, 2018. The alleged incident occurred just hours after Porzingis blew out his knee during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

As soon as the news broke, there questions surrounding the Knicks’ front office and their trade deadline deal that sent Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks: How much did the Knicks know at the time, and did that factor into their decision to deal the franchise cornerstone?

We’ll probably never know just what role, if any, the allegations factored into the deal, but ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Knicks did know about the investigation, and informed the Mavericks before the trade.

As of the Saturday evening, the NBA is “aware of the situation.”

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