The dysfunction of the New York Knicks is reaching new levels. According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, Kristaps Porzingis skipped his exit interview with the team on Friday due to being unhappy with all of the drama circulating around the team.
One could easily connect this to the statements that Knicks President Phil Jackson made earlier in the day. Jackson said the following on Friday in regards to Carmelo Anthony:
“I think the direction with our team is that he would be better off somewhere else." -- Phil Jackson in New York Knicks end of season press conference
After all the tension within the Knicks this year, it is now clear that the Knicks will try to trade Anthony in the offseason. Anthony quickly responded on Instagram with a post that was surely directed to Phil Jackson’s comments.
The post was liked by several players, including LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Blake Griffin. But perhaps most notable was Anthony’s teammate, Porzingis.
Porzingis is arguably the best thing the Knicks have going for them right now, and having your young star unhappy going into the offseason is never good. In fact, it’s really bad for the Knicks. Maybe they need to realize their problem is Phil Jackson.