Kristaps Porzingis is again optimistic about his future with the New York Knicks after his offseason began with uncertainty around his place within the organization.

Porzingis skipped his exit interview with the Knicks' front office and he was later put on the trading block by Phil Jackson.

"So far it's been tough in New York, but my journey is only beginning and I hope to stay there my whole career, so as a city we can have some fun and win some games and do something big," Porzingis said.

"For me, it's now home."

The Knicks hope to build around Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Frank Ntilikina and Willy Hernangomez.