Joel Embiid recently took to Twitter to poke fun at Phil Jackson and playfully woo Kristaps Porzingis.
As the NBA Draft swiftly approaches, New York Knicks President Phil Jackson has been under the microscope more than ever. It is no secret that the morale among players within the organization is low and it appears as if it is not getting better anytime soon, at least as long as Jackson is around.
During an interview on “Knicks Night Tonight” conducted by MSG’s Al Trautwig, Jackson was asked about one of the leagues hottest topics — where Kristaps Porzingis will play next season.
The “Zen Master” admitted to fielding calls for the youngster but did not elaborate any further. Jackson also made reference to Porzingis and his infamous skipping of his exit interview at the conclusion of this past season.
"“I don’t think I’ve ever had a player over 25 years of coaching, maybe 30, not come to an exit meeting” Jackson stated."
Naturally, any time Phil Jackson talks everyone will be talking about it, including Sixers big man Joel Embiid, who took the chance to jovially take an indirect jab at the legendary coach on Twitter.
Could Porzingis joining the young up-and-coming 76ers be a possibility? If so, at what price? It would seem highly unlikely that Philadelphia would be willing to part with the first overall pick after having just acquired it from Boston.
One thing is for sure, the chances of Porzingis remaining with the Knicks may be lower than ever at this point. Perhaps we will know more about this situation as we get closer and closer to what will be possibly the most interesting NBA draft to date.
Maybe Phil can trade himself into an early retirement back to Montana?