Phil Jackson Taking Calls About Porzingis, Knick Fans Unhappy

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The New York Knicks and Phil Jackson have made it clear to the rest of the league that Kristaps porzingis could be attained, for the right price.

The latest chapter in the New York Knicks’ current drama entails teams around the league calling the New York Knicks President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson about the availability of 21 year old Latvian rising star Kristaps Porzingis.

Porzingis has shown promise and high potential since being drafted with the No. 4 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. In his rookie season, Porzingis surprised many people around the league who had questioned how a skinny European kid labeled as “soft” would fare in the NBA. Porzingis earned high considerations for the Rookie of the Year award, settling for the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

In his second season with the Knicks many of his major statistical averages went up:

Scoring – 18.1 PPG

blocked shots – 2.0 BPG

Assists – 1.5 APG

Field Goal Percentage –  45%

Porzingis’ growth has been the lone bright spot for a floundering Knick franchise. Phil Jackson’s consideration of trading Porzingis is at the very least, puzzling. This rumor has angered the fan base, causing an uproar on social media sites. Many Knick fans on social media are calling for Phil Jackson to get released from his duties even more so than ever before.

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It seems as though Knicks fans are getting impatient with the current progress with the team. After finishing last year with a 31-51 record, they certainly need to tweak something. Could trading Porzingis be the answer? Only time will tell.

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