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Knicks Seeking 3rd Pick, Brooklyn 2018 1st, Brown, Crowder From Celtics For Porzingis

Jun 22, 2017 2:24 PM

The New York Knicks are seeking the No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 draft, the Brooklyn Nets' pick in 2018 along with Jaylen Brown and Jae Crowder from the Boston Celtics in exchange for Kristaps Porzingis.

The Celtics, at this point, are unwilling to meet Phil Jackson's asking price. Danny Ainge is reportedly open to tweaking the deal to include just one of the two Brooklyn picks.

This version of the deal would not include the contract of Joakim Noah.

Jackson has regretted not acquiring Crowder since he wasn't included in the Knicks' deal with the Dallas Mavericks for Tyson Chandler.

Brown is also known to be close to Isiah Thomas.

Ian Begley of ESPN reports the Celtics are offering the No. 3 pick along with one player and an additional 2017 lottery pick they believe they can acquire in a separate trade tonight.

A source tells Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald"(Phil Jackson) is just messing with things." The Celtics are "waiting for Jackson to come back to earth."

At the end of draft night per Adrian Wojnarowski, teams were wondering if Jackson was merely trying to send a message to Porzingis' camp with his public trade talks.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, Jaylen Brown, Jae Crowder, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Have 'So Far' Yet To Find Team To Meet Trade Price On Kristaps Porzingis

Jun 22, 2017 1:43 PM

The New York Knicks have "so far" been unable to find a team willing to meet their asking price for Kristaps Porzingis.

Phil Jackson admitted in an interview on the eve of the draft that the Knicks are entertaining offers for Porzingis.

The Boston Celtics are one of the teams engaged with the Knicks on Porzingis as the Knicks attempt to trade into the top-4.

Both David Aldridge and Sam Amick refute a report that the Phoenix Suns are closing in on a deal for Porzingis.

According to Marc Stein at 2:11 PM EST, the Celtics are still working to put together a trade package for Porzingis.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Report: Phil Jackson Fell In And Out Of Sleep During Draft Workout

Jun 22, 2017 1:28 PM

Phil Jackson was "falling in and out of sleep" during a pre-draft workout of one of the players projected to be picked in the top-15.

Jay Williams relayed the anecdote during a segment with Bob Ley on ESPN.

Jackson joined the New York Knicks as president in 2014 and his tenure over the past few months has come under fire as he has alienated both Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis.

Jackson has also reportedly stressed the importance of the triangle during the Knicks' workouts, apparently looking for prospects who can understand the system.

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Tags: New York Knicks, NBA

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Spurs Have 'Strong Interest' In Chris Paul, Derrick Rose

Jun 22, 2017 10:59 AM

The San Antonio Spurs have "strong interest" in both Chris Paul and Derrick Rose.

The Spurs have been maneuvering their cap situation in order to clear space to pursue free agents. San Antonio is even considering trading away LaMarcus Aldridge.

Rose will come at a significantly lower cost for the Spurs than Paul. The Los Angeles Clippers are expected to offer Paul a max contract at 35 percent of the cap, while Rose could only command up to 30 percent of the cap, which he's unlikely to even receive considering the point guard market.

Rose has said he would like to re-sign with the New York Knicks.

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Tags: Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Rosen: Kristaps Porzingis 'Susceptible To Injuries, But General Attitude Most Troubling'

Jun 22, 2017 9:23 AM

Charley Rosen, who is widely believed to be the NBA reporter with the closest relationship to Phil Jackson, wrote a detailed piece in the wake of the New York Knicks entertaining trade offers for Kristaps Porzingis.

"Just as Phil Jackson feared right after Porzingis was drafted, players that tall and that lanky are extremely susceptible to injuries," writes Rosen. "Indeed, he has missed 26 games in his first two seasons, the most potentially serious being an Achilles tendon strain last season."

Rosen goes on to write about how he's "bullied" despite his size before addressing the current issue of skipping his exit meeting with Jackson.

"But his general attitude is the most troubling.

"KP and his brother have often complained about how poorly the Knicks treat their players. This undoubtedly has to do with the negative relationship that exists between Jackson and Carmelo Anthony. For sure, Melo’s in-house dissatisfactions have unduly influenced Porzingis.

"Which is unquestionably why KP blew off the exit interview with Jackson and left for home without saying goodbye."

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Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Joel Embiid Recruits Kristaps Porzingis With 'Exit Meeting' Joke

Jun 22, 2017 12:55 AM

In the hours following an interview on MSG in which Phil Jackson continued to express his disappointment with Kristaps Porzingis skipping his exit meeting with the New York Knicks, Joel Embiid intervened recruiting his fellow young big man.


The Knicks are considering trading away Porzingis this offseason and have talked to all of the teams drafting in the top-5.

Porzingis had a chance to be drafted by the 76ers in 2015, but his camp did not allow the franchise to interview him. Sam Hinkie instead drafted Jahlil Okafor, who is not considered part of the 76ers' core.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Joel Embiid, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA

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Celtics, Lakers, 76ers, Suns, Kings Thunder Have Discussed Kristaps Porzingis Trade

Jun 21, 2017 11:18 PM

The New York have discussed Kristaps Porzingis trade scenarios with each of the teams in the top-5 of the lottery as well as the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings comprise the top-5.

The Suns have had recent conversations with the Knicks on Porzingis, while New York has also had substantive talks with at least two other teams.

The Knicks would like to target Josh Jackson if they do move up.

Phil Jackson expressed in an MSG interview that he's still disappointed that Porzingis skipping his exit meeting.

"I don't think I've ever had a player over 25 years of coaching not coming to an exit meeting, so it hasn't happened to me,'' Jackson said. "It happens to other people and other players. His brother and his agent have downplayed it, but still it's a chance for a person to express themselves. I had a real good relationship with Kristaps over the last two years. It was kind of surprising.''

In 2004, Shaquille O'Neal skipped his exit meeting with the Jackson-coached Lakers.

Ian Begley, Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Carmelo Anthony Still Prefers To Remain With Knicks

Jun 21, 2017 11:07 PM

Carmelo Anthony has informed Phil Jackson that he prefers to remain with the New York Knicks.

Anthony owns a full no-trade clause but Jackson hasn't given up on his preference to trade him.

"We've expressed the fact that we haven't been successful and it might be time for (Carmelo) to find an opportunity to go somewhere else. He's come back and said he'd just as soon stay," Jackson said 

The Knicks have an 80-166 record since Anthony re-signed in 2014.

"There'll be conversations after the draft and after the free agency as teams start reorganizing their rosters. So there will be other conversations in the process," he said.

Anthony would be agreeable to a trade to either the Los Angeles Clippers or Cleveland Cavaliers, but he has no incentive to approve a trade to any other team.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Would Like Top-4 Pick, Established Starter If They Trade Kristaps Porzingis

Jun 21, 2017 8:57 PM

The New York Knicks have put calls out regarding Kristaps Porzingis.

The Knicks are motivated to trade into the top-4 of the draft and Josh Jackson is believed to be their target. New York would also like an established starter.

The Knicks have attempted to frame it as though they are listening to offers for Porzingis, but they have also made calls.

The Knicks have yet to reach out to Porzingis to say they're not trading him.

It is believed that the Knicks' interest in trading Porzingis is coming strictly from Phil Jackson. Jackson reportedly has concerns about Porzingis' lack of compliance.

During an interview on MSG on Wednesday evening, Jackson spoke about his concerns with Porzingis.

"As much as we love this guy, we have to do what's best for the club," said Jackson.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Celtics Interested In Trading For Kristaps Porzingis

Jun 20, 2017 12:51 PM

The Boston Celtics are amongst the teams interested in trading for Kristaps Porzingis.

The New York Knicks are considering trading away Porzingis this offseason with the relationship between player and franchise remaining severely strained.

Communication between the two sides has been cut off since Porzingis skipped his exit meeting.

The Knicks are said to be high on Josh Jackson in the draft and the Celtics own the third overall pick.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Phil Jackson Doesn't Consider Kristaps Porzingis Untouchable
Phil Jackson hasn't ruled out the possibility of the Knicks trading away Kristaps Porzingis.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Knicks Had Opportunity To Sign Chris Paul If Not For Alienation Of Carmelo
Chris Paul may stay with the Clippers if only because there isn't a perfect alternative for him.

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Derrick Rose Wants To Re-Sign With Knicks
B.J. Armstrong insinuated Derrick Rose would be willing to take a pay cut.

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James Dolan Remains Uninvolved With Knicks' Basketball Decisions
James Dolan said he's working on his music and letting Phil Jackson work unimpeded.

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Maurice Harkless Discussed As Part Of Knicks, Blazers Trade Talks
Maurice Harkless signed a four-year, $40 million deal with the Blazers last offseason.

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Knicks Remain Interested In Trading For Ricky Rubio
The Knicks were close to completing a deal near the trade deadline centered around Derrick Rose for Ricky Rubio.

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NBA Doesn't View GM Requesting Player To Accept Trade As Reciprocal, Subject To Fine
Due to the nature of Carmelo Anthony's no-trade clause, the Knicks need his permission in order to execute a trade and Phil Jackson's comments were essentially a public request for him to do so.

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Knicks Discuss Acquiring First Round Pick From Blazers
Portland owns the 15th, 20th and 26th overall picks.

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Wolves Interested In Signing Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose played for Tom Thibodeau for several seasons with the Bulls.

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Knicks Hope To Revisit Ricky Rubio Trade Talks With Wolves
Ricky Rubio had an excellent second half of the season after trade talks with the Knicks broke down.

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Knicks Interested In P.J. Tucker, Dante Cunningham
As they did last season with Courtney Lee, the Knicks are targeting more two-way players in free agency.

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Pablo Prigioni Receiving Interest From Knicks For Assistant Coach Job
Pablo Prigioni played professionally last season in Spain.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Knicks Decide Against Renew Contract Of Josh Longstaff
Josh Longstaff had formed a strong connection with multiple current players, most notably Kristaps Porzingis.

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76ers, Nets, Knicks Interested In J.J. Redick
The 76ers are the team said to be most interested in J.J. Redick.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical (via Nets Daily)

Phil Jackson: We're Good At What We Do
The Knicks won four out of their final nine games to drop from the fourth worst record to tied with the Wolves for sixth.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Rival Execs: Phil Jackson Harming Carmelo Anthony's Trade Value
Executives of other NBA teams have been baffled by the way Phil Jackson has spoken publicly about the status of Carmelo Anthony.

Fred Kerber/New York Post

Phil Jackson Would Like Carmelo Anthony 'To Have Success Somewhere'
Phil Jackson continued his public campaign for Carmelo Anthony to accept a trade while speaking at the draft combine.

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Kristaps Porzingis Wants To Remain With Knicks
Kristaps Porzingis would wait to become a free agent if traded by the Knicks to a new team.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Markelle Fultz Interviewing With Celtics, Lakers, 76ers, Kings, Knicks
Markelle Fultz is one of the only top projected picks to attend the pre-draft combine in Chicago.

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Knicks Targeting Frank Ntilikina, De'Aaron Fox, Malik Monk
The Knicks have a long-term need at point guard with Derrick Rose entering free agency.

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