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June 21, 2017

WAIT! Phil Jackson To Trade Porzingis?

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WAIT! Phil Jackson To Trade Porzingis?
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New York Knicks fans… I’m sorry.
The Phil Jackson years as President of Basketball Operations hasn’t quite gone as planned. And now their future might be leaving in front of their eyes.
According to The Vertical, Jackson is taking calls on a possible deal for Porzingis. The second year player had a good year, but has not kept in contact with management from the team since the season was over.
That report also states that he is considering taking 7-foot forward Lauri Markkanen with the number 8 overall pick
Things could get quite interesting with the NBA draft on Thursday so stay tuned!
No one from the Knicks organization has been in touch with Kristaps Porzingis since he skipped exit meetings, per league sources.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 20, 2017
Sources: As teams become aware Phil Jackson isn’t ruling out possibility of trading Kristaps Porzingis, frenzy of interest is growing today.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 20, 2017