The New York Knicks decided against signing Kristaps Porzingis to a rookie extension prior to Monday’s deadline — a move that will give New York an extra $10 million in cap space in the summer of 2019 and will make Porzingis a restricted free agent in the offseason. The Knicks plan to pursue top free agents next summer, when a class that includes Golden State forward Kevin Durant, Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving and Minnesota Timberwolves guard/forward Jimmy Butler is expected to test free agency. Irving, though, said earlier this month that he plans

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