The New York Knicks have been a mess over the past few seasons, and things aren't looking any better right now. Knicks finished the 2016/2017 season with a 31-51 record, and the last time they played a playoff game was during the 2012/2013 season when they reached the Conference Semi Finals. In 2014. the Knicks signed phil jackson as their new president of basketball operations, and were hoping he could turn their fortunes around. But obviously, that hasn't worked out the way both sides were hoping.

Possibly the only good thing Jackson has done so far with the Knicks, is drafting Kristaps Porzingis with the 4th pick in the 2015 draft.

Porzingis turned out to be worthy of the trust by the Knicks organization, as he averaged 14.3 points per game in his rookie year, and in his second year he improved and averaged 18.1 points per game on 45% shooting. That's the good news, the bad news is that, apparently, the Knicks are looking to move Porzingis this summer.

Another questionable move by Phil Jackson

The news came out as a surprise on Wednesday, as nobody in the NBA expected this to be possible. But then again, anything's possible with these New York Knicks. Phil Jackson confirmed on Wednesday that the Knicks are listening to offers for Porzingis and basically said that if the right offer shows up, he'll do it. "We're getting calls. As much as we value Kristaps and what he's done for us, when a guy doesn't show up for an exit meeting, everybody starts speculating on the duration or movability from a club."

If you were wondering why would Jackson make such move, here's his response: "The future, you know, what it brings," Jackson said.

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"Does it bring us two starters and a draft pick or something that's even beyond that?" He also added that the Knicks are getting calls for Kristaps, but are not yet intrigued by any of the offers. Jackson also stated that the Knicks "love" Porzingis but they have to do what's best for the organization.

What's next?

ESPN reported that the Knicks have made contacts with every team positioned inside the top 5 of this year's NBA draft, especially with the Phoenix Suns. The Suns will have the number four pick in the upcoming draft, and while the Knicks have the number eight pick, they might move up the ladder if they make this deal possible. ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported that, if the Knicks get that fourth pick in Thursday's draft, they will most likely draft Josh Jackson from Kansas. Stay tuned, as the saga continues in New York City.