Last July, after Phil Jackson’s firing, it was clear a Knicks had a new developmental philosophy: creation a lottery wouldn’t be a misfortune predicament.
“Plummet for Porter” was to be a unaccepted motto. Incoming Missouri beginner tiny brazen Michael Porter Jr. was touted as a intensity No. 1 collect in a draft.
And notwithstanding an injury-marred deteriorate in that he played only 3 games since of critical behind woes, a cocky Porter isn’t deterred. He still thinks he should be a tip pick. He interviewed with a Knicks, who have a ninth pick, on Wednesday, so he knows that’s not happening.
“They had me as a No. 1 actor in high school, though we didn’t even feel we was 100 percent,” Porter pronounced Thursday. “And we do now. So now I’m vehement to uncover everybody a actor that we am, that I’m still a best player. we know though a doubt — I’ve played opposite all these guys — though I’m a best actor in this draft. we only can’t wait to uncover what I’m able of.
“Everybody will comprehend that soon.”
Knicks executives trust if his medicals during a mix lift any red flags per his back, Porter could trip — even as distant as nine.
And a Knicks wish a tiny forward.
“I desired assembly with them,’’ Porter said. “They knew all about me. It was cold assembly with those guys.”
Porter pronounced he strike it off with David Fizdale.
“Awesome guy,’’ Porter pronounced of a Knicks’ new coach. “I unequivocally enjoyed articulate to him. He was a genuine easy man to speak to. And we only vibed with him genuine well.”