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."