Summer League has come and gone, and we're still a couple of months away from the start of the NBA regular season, but on Friday afternoon, parts of the league's schedule began to leak.
According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, the Knicks will welcome Kristaps Porzingis and the Dallas Mavericks to Madison Square Garden on Nov. 14. The game will be Porzingis' first at MSG since the Knicks traded him to Dallas on Feb. 1.
In three seasons with the Knicks, Porzingis averaged 17.8 points and 7.1 rebounds. An All-Star with the Knicks in 2017-18, Porzingis has since signed a max five-year, $158 million deal with the Mavericks during this offseason.
Meanwhile, all of the league's Christmas Day games were leaked, and for the first time since 2015, the Knicks will not being playing on December 25.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that the Christmas schedule will include Clippers-Lakers, Pelicans-Nuggets, and Boston-Toronto. Also, ESPN's Malika Andrews has reported that the Sixers and Bucks will face off on Christmas Day in Philadelphia, and ESPN's Tim McMahon has reported that the Rockets and Warriors will play on the west coast.