Phil Jackson checked in with reporters after selecting Kristaps Porzingis. Lets have a look see at some of his choice cuts. For starters, do you think we'll be running the Triangle next season?
Phil Jackson talking on Porzingis. "He fits real well into what we like to run here."— Chris Sheridan (@sheridanhoops) June 26, 2015
Hey Phil, Phil! Over here, was the pick in flux? Did you make a mistake, or did you not have any other option? What was going through your head trade wise? Also, what do you think of the kid- as a man?
Phil says the Knicks had conversations/offers from other teams, but those offerings were contingent on how the first three picks played out.— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) June 26, 2015
Jackson said most of #Knicks trade opportunities were contingent on things going differently in Top 3.— Chris Sheridan (@sheridanhoops) June 26, 2015
Phil Jackson said that Porzingis' body type & skill set reminds him of a young Pau Gasol.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) June 26, 2015
This certainly begs the question, can the kid withstand the illogical torture he might be subjected to?
#Knicks Phil Jackson said Porzingis is aware that fans will react negatively and he's confident that he can handle it.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 26, 2015
Well that sounds good and everything. What else? Is this gonna work out right away, or does this kid need some time in the crock pot?
Phil said Porzingis was best pick for franchise long-term.— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) June 26, 2015
#Knicks Phil Jackson on Kristaps Porzingis: "I think he’s going to have an offensive ability to play. Defensively he’s got to learn."— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 26, 2015
So, is that it? Are we done here?
Phil also suggested the Knicks were actively trying to get back into the draft tonight. They currently own no other picks in this draft.— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) June 26, 2015
That should just about do it. Time for one more?
.@kporzee Kid, uzklausīt mani, kad jums uz Ņujorku, teiksim, "Phil Jackson ir augstprātīga un pārvērtēta" mēs stāvēt aiz jums.— John Lurie (@lurie_john) June 26, 2015
Yea that's plenty.