New York Knicks News Mix, 6/24/17: Porzingis-Phil Update, Noah Trade Buzz
Mar 23, 2017; Portland, OR, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) shoots the ball over Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during the first half of the game at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is worried about star forward Kristaps Porzingis while trade rumors emerge about Joakim Noah.

The situation between Phil Jackson and Kristaps Porzingis keeps getting more complicated by the day. In typical New York City fashion, the drama continues in the media as both camps stay silent.

Marc Berman of The New York Post reports that Jackson hasn’t given up on his exit meeting grudge.

Via Berman:

If things don’t go smoothly in the next several months, Jackson may entertain trade offers again, knowing Porzingis will be entering the final year of his contract after next season. According to an NBA source, Jackson is concerned about Porzingis’ long-term viability with the organization after blowing off the exit meeting without notification. He regarded it as an act of insubordination.

Being concerned about Porzingis’ attitude is ridiculous. He’s never been in any trouble and while being held in high regard by the media and fans.

Per Berman, the franchise is afraid that the exit meeting fiasco “could lead to future acts of rebellion that would hurt the franchise’s image to other players.”

Things like this make you question Jackson’s judgment. He’s worried about Porzingis’ acts of rebellion, but he’s campaigning for Derrick Rose‘s return.


Joakim Noah was reportedly included in trade rumors for Kristaps Porzingis. Talk about wishful thinking.

According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, “Noah’s name came up in multiple discussions about possible Porzingis trades.”

Getting out from under Noah’s horrible contract would make what the Lakers did with Timofey Mozgov look like small potatoes. No general manager in the Association could pull that off.


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