Phil Jackson isn't ruling out possibility of trading Kristaps Porzingis...
The NBA offseason has barely gotten started but it has already been nothing short of entertaining.
From the Celtics trading the #1 overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft to the trade rumors surrounding Jimmy Butler and Paul George and LeBron's comments about the Cavs letting go of their GM, there's plenty to dig in to.
Adding more fuel to the offseason fire is this report by The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, who says Phil Jackson isn't ruling out the possibility of trading the New York Knicks' supposed franchise cornerstone, Kristaps Porzingis.
Woj describes a "frenzy of interest growing today" as teams learn that Phil Jackson is open to dealing the 21-year old 7-footer.
There was also a "frenzy of NYK jokes growing on twitter" as people found out Jackson could be trading away the only good thing he has brought to the team since taking over in NY.
Check out some of the reactions to today's Woj Bomb below.
Sources: As teams become aware Phil Jackson isn't ruling out possibility of trading Kristaps Porzingis, frenzy of interest is growing today.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 20, 2017
Sources: Phil Jackson met with Lauri Markkanen in New York on Monday, a player whom he's considering at No. 8 should Knicks move Porzingis. https://t.co/44d8EqMoBm— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 20, 2017
ny hasnt had a pg in 20 years and phil wants to draft a slower, lower-ceiling, non-defense playing porzingis after trading the real one— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) June 20, 2017
flat earth believers really more logical than knicks fans at this point— Desus Nice (@desusnice) June 20, 2017
someone please plant drugs and automatic weapons in phil jackson's car— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) June 20, 2017
Trade Porzingis, release Carmelo, build around franchise cornerstone Joakim Noah.— Adi Joseph (@AdiJoseph) June 20, 2017
If Phil Jackson really trades Porzingis.... pic.twitter.com/YJwM1J1jpO— AAWOL (@goaawol) June 20, 2017
I've always thought the thing keeping the Knicks from contention was Kristaps Porzingis so this makes sense— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) June 20, 2017
Woj: Phil Jackson is thinking about trading Kristaps Porzingis— Hardys Closet (@HardysMedia) June 20, 2017
Knicks fans: pic.twitter.com/i6gOw9mN2e
Every Knicks fan right now upon hearing the news that the Knicks are looking to trade Porzingis pic.twitter.com/Jno7FGzftG— Jamal (@FinneseBuckets) June 20, 2017
Let's check in with Knicks fans hearing about a possible Porzingis trade pic.twitter.com/h4huZCgMUc— trey wingo (@wingoz) June 20, 2017
Knicks fans hearing the team isn't ruling out a Porzingis trade... pic.twitter.com/QmOJ6elEyB— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) June 20, 2017
The funny thing about the Knicks is that they can trade Porzingis, and MSG is still gonna be sold out. This is why they'll always suck.— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) June 20, 2017
The NBA is so drunk this week https://t.co/KGvsu1q6zo— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) June 20, 2017
NBA off-season is literally @NBA2K— StreetHistory (@streethistory) June 20, 2017
Phil Jackson has accomplished something incredible...made Knicks fans want James Dolan to intervene.— Robin Lundberg (@robinlundberg) June 20, 2017
[Opens the door to Phil Jackson's office] pic.twitter.com/t4UhWZwEnM— Tom Ley (@ToLey88) June 20, 2017
I think Phil Jackson has a personal vendetta with the Knicks, & only agreed to be president to destroy the entire franchise from the inside😂— MindYaBiness (@TyWalston_40) June 20, 2017
No one from the Knicks organization has been in touch with Kristaps Porzingis since he skipped exit meetings, per league sources.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 20, 2017