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This is a thing? Quickly deleted Kristaps Porzingis Tweet about Clippers creates stir

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 18: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks reacts after winning the 2017 Taco Bell Skills Challenge at Smoothie King Center on February 18, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Today, on “As Madison Square Garden Turns...”

After Kristaps Porzingis blew off the Knicks exit interview to send a message to management about his frustration with the direction (or, lack thereof), he took off to Latvia. We’ve heard nothing from him.

Until this Tweet came out Saturday (then was quickly deleted):

Porzingis tweet

Of course, this led to a lot of “what did he mean” stories around the Knicks.

There are a couple of options here.

First, and most logically, someone hacked (or grabbed his phone) and just tweeted this as a joke.

However, if you are in the tinfoil hat conspiracy theory club — which seems to be the in needed to getting a job in the Knicks organization — you can try to read into this. Since there is 0.0% chance the Knicks would trade Porzingis to the Clippers, is he suggesting Carmelo Anthony could be bound to join Doc Rivers and the crew in Los Angeles? Rivers has said he wants to re-sign Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, which would make a trade for Anthony unlikely unless the Knicks will take pennies on the dollar. And the two sides have talked in the past, but not recently.

Which brings us back to this was a joke. Nothing to see here, move along.