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NBA Rumors: Phil Jackson Wanted To Trade Kristaps Porzingis For No. 1 Pick To Take Lonzo Ball

August 11th, 2017 at 12:39 PM
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Former New York Knicks executive Phil Jackson expressed his displeasure with Kristaps Porzingis early this offseason after he skipped his exit meeting, prompting Jackson to shop the Knicks young star via trade.

While deals were discussed, particularly with the Boston Celtics who have a lot of future assets that could have been given up in a trade, ultimately nothing came to fruition, and Jackson ended up being relieved of his duties after a rough three years heading up New York’s front office.

It appears that Jackson was after the Celtics’ No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft, which they ended up trading to the …

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Tags: Boston Celtics, Kristaps Porzingis, Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Phil Jackson, Rumors

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