The exit meeting controversy following the Knicks’ 2016-17 season was the front office equivalent of a fisherman dumping bucketloads of chum into the water. It should come as no surprise, then, that the sharks began circling Phil Jackson almost immediately after it was revealed that favored son Kristaps Porzingis had skipped out of meeting with the Knicks’ brass.
Several teams reached out to the New York Knicks to talk about possible trades for Kristaps Porzingis in the days after he skipped his exit meeting with team president Phil Jackson and general manager Steve Mills, league sources told ESPN.
It is unclear whether the discussions led to any substantial trade parameters. Teams were inquiring about trading for Porzingis, 21, after he showed his frustration with the direction of the franchise by skipping the meeting.
Did the 76ers call Phil about swapping Porzingis for Jahlil Okafor? We all know you preferred Okafor, Phil. You still prefer him, don’t you?
Honestly, Phil brought this on himself during his farce of a season-ending press conference. Asked by reporters if Kristaps was untouchable, he responded thusly: "Everything has got to be possible, and we have to make sure that if people have something to say, we listen to it, we examine it.”
JUST SAY “YES” YOU STUPID OLD TURD! CAN’T YOU JUST IN YOUR LIFE ANSWER A QUESTION WITH THE SLIGHTEST BIT OF TACT?
Anyhoo, the Knicks aren’t going to trade Kristaps any time soon. I think. This story merely shows how other general mangers view Jackson’s regime: impulsive and dumb.