The Knicks fell to the Pistons, 122-102, on Wednesday night, and a familiar face awaits them next.
On Friday, the Knicks will be in Dallas for a meeting with the Mavericks, where they'll face off against former Knick Kristaps Porzingis.
The Latvian native had a quiet night in the Mavs' 107-106 win over the Magic on Wednesday, shooting just 4-of-14 from the floor. He finished the night with 10 points, eight rebounds, and one assist, as the Mavs improved to 5-2 on the season.
Overall, Pozingis' tenure with the Mavericks has gotten off to a strong start. Coming into Wednesday's game, he had averaged 20.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 2.7 blocks per game. His best game of the season came against Portland in late October, as he dropped 32 points to go along with nine rebounds and five assists.
The fourth overall pick by the Knicks in the 2015 NBA Draft, the 7-foot-3 Porzingis blossomed into an All-Star by his third season in 2017-18, averaging 22.7 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, while shooting a career-best 39.5 percent from beyond the three-point line.
But a torn ACL in February of 2018 ultimately ended his Knicks career. He was traded to the Mavericks in January of 2019 for Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews and a pair of draft picks.
On Friday night, Porzingis will face the club that drafted him for the first time since being traded away.