Knicks president Phil Jackson addressed the situation with Kristaps Porzingis on Wednesday night. Jackson, in an interview with MSG Network, did confirm that the team is fielding calls for Porzingis:
“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. 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.”
Porzingis did skip the exit meetings back in April. He was said to be frustrated with the direction of the team.
You would think what’s best for the Knicks is building around a 21-year-old stud in Porzingis, but maybe Jackson has a plan. Whatever that plan might be, it should include Porzingis!