The New York Knicks are officially in the future. With the lowly Eastern Conference franchise currently in full-on rebuild mode, it appears as though the Knicks are well on their way to looking ahead to the 2019-20 campaign.

Solidifying such a notion, the Knicks recently traded away superstar big man and franchise cornerstone, Kristaps Porzingis, while trading the Latvian unicorn to the Dallas Mavericks. With not everyone being on board with such a deal, at least one Knicks player recently admitted to wanting to play alongside Porzingis.

“I definitely wanted to play with him and I wasn’t able to,’’ Knicks rookie forward Kevin Knox recently told The New York Post. “He’s an All-Star. I wish him the best of luck. He helped me on the court and off the court. I still got to talk to him a lot. Just to learn from an All-Star is cool, but it would’ve been cooler to play with him on the court.”

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Porzingis has yet to play in 2018-19 after missing a portion of last season as well, all of which has been due to torn ACL and the ensuing rehab.

“He was the guy I talked to all the time for advice,’’ Knox added in regards to former Knicks guard Courtney Lee, who was also shipped to the Mavericks. “He was the person I talked to if I needed help with anything on the court or off the court. It’s hard to see him go. We talked a lot. He gave me a lot of information.”

The Knicks have now lost 45 of the team’s last 55 games.