Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer
Knicks president Steve Mills was asked on The Michael Kay Show if Kristaps Porzingis is unhappy with the Knicks' decision not to sign him to a rookie extension. He said that wasn't the case. "We've been very straightforward in our communication with KP's brother (Janis Porzingis), who is his agent. KP has a long history with us. One thing about my relationship with KP is that when he is unhappy about something or disappointed about something he's been very forthright in coming to me and saying, ‘Steve you know what? I'm not happy about this. And throughout this whole process he's been very excited about David Fizdale as the coach, he's been very excited about the players, the young players that we have. And I watch him every day at shootaround, I watch him every day at practice and watch how he's engaged with his teammates so I think we're in a good place." The Knicks will have an extra $10 million in cap space after forgoing the Porzingis extension. Porzingis, who is rehabbing from ACL surgery, is the first All-Star under the current salary cap structure not to sign a contract extension on his rookie deal. He will be a restricted free agent this summer. There is no timetable for his return.