Phil Jackson Met with Kristaps Porzingis’ Brother to Discuss State of Knicks

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A reported assembly between New York Knicks boss Phil Jackson and Kristaps Porzingis’ hermit did not assistance correct a stretched attribute between Porzingis and a team. 

Per Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, Jackson and Janis Porzingis met to “discuss some of a issues” that stirred Kristaps to skip his end-of-season exit assembly with a team. However, it did not produce certain results, “as Jackson remained indifferent in his ways and direction” for a Knicks.   

Janis also serves as his brother’s agent, so a assembly was designed to get a dual parties on a same page as they demeanour to a future. 

Bondy did note a specifics of a assembly were not known. Porzingis chose to skip his exit assembly with a Knicks in Apr “due to disappointment over dysfunction, drama” with a Knicks, per ESPN’s Ian Begley

During a predraft NBA combine, Jackson refused to answer any questions relating to Porzingis skipping a meeting, per Sean Highkin of The Athletic. 

Knicks conduct manager Jeff Hornacek doesn’t expect Porzingis will be traded this offseason. 

“There’s no doubt in my mind he’ll be on a roster,” he pronounced during a combine, per Newsday‘s Al Iannazzone 

The 21-year-old Porzingis was comparison fourth altogether by a Knicks in a 2015 NBA draft. He has averaged 16.1 points and 7.3 rebounds in 138 career games. 

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