Report: Phil Jackson Wanted to Trade Kristaps Porzingis for Lonzo Ball

Before he was fired as Knicks president, Phil Jackson was entertaining trade offers for Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis.

Jackson was reportedly angling to trade Porzingis to Boston for the No. 1 pick in the 2017 Draft so he could select Lonzo Ball.

From Peter Vescey on the HoopsHype podcast (starting at 1:19:57):

“Phil was angling for to try to trade Porzingis for the the No. 1 pick to Boston, and he would have taken Ball. That’s who he was after.


“In the end, people might really like that.”

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