Report: When Kristaps Porzingis skipped exit interview, teams called Knicks with trade offers


NBA general managers are part vulture — if they sense weakness in a team they circle, looking to pick the carcass clean.

So when Kristaps Porzingis skipped his exit interview with the Knicks, the vultures circled.

Via Ian Begley of ESPN.

Several teams reached out to the New York Knicks to talk about possible trades for Kristaps Porzingis in the days after he skipped his exit meeting with Phil Jackson and general manager Steve Mills, league sources told ESPN.

It is unclear if the discussions led to any substantial trade parameters.

I’d be shocked if it did. It would take a Godfather offer to keep Phil Jackson from laughing and hanging up the phone. In theory, everyone in the NBA is tradable, but in practice there are a handful of guys where the price tag would be too high. Porzingis is one of them.

Now, what kind of talent Phil Jackson and the Knicks can attract this summer to put around Porzingis is another question entirely.