New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) dunks over Miami Heat shooting guard Josh Richardson (0) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. He's a unicorn and he's special, " Jackson said of Porzingis. Jackson has been trying to unload Knicks veteran Carmelo Anthony as well. They could either use the pick themselves on Jackson or Duke forward Jayson Tatum or they could attempt a trade for another star player, like Porzingis. The Knicks would definitely get Jackson with the third overall pick, since the first two picks are all but locked in to be Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball.
Since he skipped his exit meeting with the organization in April, Porzingis' future in NY has been cloudy.
Although I did not mention it, yes Phil Jackson happened at least once for the gulp to see one of his important players not present to this interview.
To me, the idea of trading for Porzingis, or any other star from another team at this point, is just pure greed. Now if Phil doesn't want to get ran out of NY for good, he should know that he better leave Porzingis on his roster. His brother and his agent have downplayed it, but still, it's a chance for a person to express themselves and I had a real good relationship with Kristaps over the last two years. "The system that I played back in France with my team is quite similar with it and we talk about it together". He said Anthony, 33, has expressed to the club that he would like to remain in NY. "If you don't know about his wingspan your missing out! his arms are more then 7 feet! he can defend! team baller!"
A potential deal with the Suns could come down to draft night and the Knicks making sure that Jackson is still available at No. 4 before agreeing to the deal.
Let's just say that National Basketball Association fans (excluding the Knicks' faithful) got what they wanted. "We hope he jumps out and helps our team this year".
"Eventually, for sure, that's kind of what we say in this draft that in the first 12 to 14 players you are going to get a good player or starter", the Knicks' president said.
Ntilikina will most likely receive playing time with the Knicks right away, despite his youth. During the past season, Ntilikina played 19.2 minutes per game for Strasbourg, not unimpressive in Europe, where young promising players often sit behind older players.