Phil Jackson admitted in an interview tonight that he’s at least listening to offers for Kristaps Porzingis. Woj goes a step further and names Josh Jackson as a target.
However, on The Vertical’s Facebook Live show on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski said that the Knicks aren’t simply listening to inquiries, reporting that they’ve also been making outgoing calls about Porzingis. While Wojnarwoski acknowledges that New York’s asking price is high, and that a deal won’t necessarily happen, he notes that the Knicks appeared to be legitimately exploring the possibility, and haven’t told Porzingis he’s not going anywhere.
"We're getting calls. As much as we value Kristaps and what he's done for us, when a guy doesn't show up for an exit meeting everybody starts speculating on the duration or movability from a club," Jackson said in an interview on MSG Network.
"So we've been getting calls and we're listening, but we're not intrigued yet at this level. But as much as we love this guy we have to do what's good for our club."
Phil Jackson reiterates that it may be time for Carmelo to find somewhere else to play. He said Carmelo has talked about staying in NY.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 22, 2017
Josh Jackson should be there at #3 for the Celtics. If they pick him tomorrow night, he might not be in a Celtics hat for long.
Remember too that Phil Jackson has expressed regret in the past for passing on the opportunity to trade for Jae Crowder.