Report: Knicks want four-piece return from Celtics for Kristaps Porzingis
Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted Thursday his sources say the Celtics are one of multiple teams who are, as of now, reluctant to meet the Knicks demands for Kristaps Porzingis.
“Sources: Several teams engaging with NY on Kristaps Porzingis – including Boston – are unwilling to meet Knicks demands for deal. So far,” the tweet reads. ESPN’s Ian Begley followed up, saying the Celtics offered the Knicks their No. 3 overall pick, a player and an additional lottery pick they haven’t acquired yet.
The Celtics have the No. 3 pick in this year’s draft after swapping the No. 1 pick with the 76ers earlier this week for a future first-round pick in return. This pick almost certainly would be included in such a deal, as the Knicks have their sights set on Kansas small forward Josh Jackson.
The New York Daily News has also reported that Knicks president Phil Jackson’s latest ask from the Celtics in a Porzingis deal includes sending the No. 3 overall pick, Jae Crowder, 2016 first-round pick Jaylen Brown, and the 2018 first-round from Brooklyn to New York.
The Daily News goes on to add that the Celtics are willing to tweak the deal a bit to make it work, instead trying to make the deal with at least one of their draft picks still in their possession, be it the No. 3 pick this year or next year’s Brooklyn pick.
Porzingis was drafted by the Knicks as their fourth overall pick in 2015. He became the first rookie in NBA history to record at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 100 blocks, and 75 3-point field goals made. This season he scored 1,196 points with a .450 field-goal percentage in 66 games.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog