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Why Phil Jackson Might Trade Kristaps Porzingis

Here's what might have prompted Jackson to want to move the young star.

The Knicks are reportedly shopping young star forward Kristaps Porzingis with the hopes of getting a high-draft pick and another young asset in return.

Porzingis, a 7-foot-3 unicorn of a big man, averaged 18.1 points and 7.2 rebounds a game last season. He shot 36 percent from the 3-point line. He is 21 years old.

Trading him would make very, very little sense for a franchise in need of a rebuild.

But it looks like Phil Jackson might do it.


Well, he was reportedly very bothered by Porzingis skipping an end-of-season meeting.

Come on, Phil.