Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis practices before the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at American Airlines Center.

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Kendrick Perkins On Kristaps Porzingis: 'He's A Diva To The Max'

June 21, 2019 - 3:17 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - With the NBA Draft completed Thursday night, the Dallas Mavericks can now put all of their focus on how they can improve their roster around young stars Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. 

Meanwhile, the team who traded Porzingis to the Mavericks is looking to get some star players to join their franchise. The New York Knicks have the cap room to acquire a star or two after they elected to move on from Porzingis, who's already a star. 

Several reports have come out of New York since the trade, bashing Porzingis, and portraying him as something of a malcontent. In a video that went viral last month, Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry said Porzingis threatened to go back to Europe if they didn't trade the Latvian. 

And now today, former NBA bruiser Kendrick Perkins expressed his dislike for Porzingis. 

"I've just never been high on a big man that's a diva. He's a diva to the max," Perkins said on ESPN's 'The Jump'. "I can name 20 guys right now that I would take over him in this league."

The Ben & Skin show responded to Perkins on Twitter and asked the former big man to list his top-20 players. Perkins obliged and it led to a friendly back and forth?