Say what you want about Phil Jackson -- the dude isn't exactly sitting on his hands leading up to the 2015 NBA Draft. The Zen Master flew his hemp-powered gyrocopter out to Las Vegas to check out a bevy of prospects. Here's the complete workout list, per ESPN's Chad Ford:
Here's the workout schedule today from Vegas. Porzingis, Turner, Martin, Christmas all working out together pic.twitter.com/KWJ0GFocap— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 12, 2015
It should be noted that Royce O'Neale's name is misspelled on that sheet. The NBA Draft process: we leave no stone unturned!
The Big 2 at this prospect hootenanny are clearly Texas freshman big Myles Turner and everyone's favorite Latvian stud, Kristaps Porzingis. Ford confirmed that Phil was indeed present for Porzingis' workout. Oh, and let us not forget this juicy tidbit from DraftExpress' Jonathan Givony:
Some talk as of late that the Knicks will consider Porzingis at #4 because of his fit in the Triangle. Phil Jackson came to see for himself.— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 12, 2015
Are you ready, Knicks fans? ARE. YOU. READY???
Here's a clip of Porzingis' workout, complete with interview. He's a pretty smooth talker;
Of course, the Knicks have been connected with virtually every top-10 prospect under the sun, so this doesn't mean much in the long run. But yeah, it's probably a done deal. We're all gonna burn, my friends. We're all gonna burn.