I still think Porzingis was irked by the Knicks not giving him that max extension while he was rehabbing from his knee injury. I think the Knicks wanted him to come back in late Feb or Mar to evaluate him before giving him a max deal and he and his brother intended to take the entire season off to ensure a complete recovery. He's happy that Cuban acceded to his demands not rushing him back to play and also giving him his max deal.

That Knicks front office also has a credibility problem with no track record of winning and little to show except for tossing around cliches like changing the culture, building the team the right way etc. Porzingis wasn't buying it like most of the big name FA's.