Phil Jackson tried to placate his pricey player, then announced to the rest of the world that Melo is not the Knicks’ franchise. Is change coming? Time will tell.
“Phil is a legend. For me, being able to learn from him and just be around him will be great from a learning standpoint.”
Melo, without a title and perhaps past his prime at 31 years old, is apparently less than thrilled with the selection of Latvian rookie Kristaps Porzingis.
The Knicks might have turned a corner on Thursday night. For the first time in a long time, they actually acted like a real NBA organization with a long-term plan.
The 19-year-old Latvian had been surging up draft boards but Knicks fans wanted no part of him, booing lustily after his name was called by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
It’ll take time — perhaps years — before we can call the selection a home run or an air ball. Here’s what we know right know about the Latvian mystery man.
Knicks fans didn’t like their team’s first selection in Thursday night’s draft. But the boos turned to cheers when New York traded guard Tim Hardaway Jr. for No. 19 pick Jerian Grant.
Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns, Ohio State guard D’Angelo Russell and Duke center Jahlil Okafor were off the board when New York drafted.
Soon-to-be NBA player Kristaps Porzingis would love to play for the Knicks, and he hasn’t been shy about saying so.
Draft night is finally here. Knicks fans went through the worst regular season in team history, and this is the payoff.
Phil Jackson says the Knicks have zeroed in on three players with the fourth overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft.
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Led by center Karl-Anthony Towns, who is considered the likely No. 1 pick, Kentucky could have seven players drafted Thursday.
With Boomer out, it was once again left up to Chris Simms to keep Craig from going to crazy on the floundering Mets.
Pick wisely, Phil Jackson. And watch your back.
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