Kristaps Porzingis is just the latest New York Knicks player to develop a strange relationship with the team, and teams are more than willing to take him off Phil Jackson‘s hands. One team in particular is the Boston Celtics.
The New York Daily News reported on Tuesday a source told the paper that the Celtics are interested in Porzingis hours after an initial report that Jackson and the Knicks are considering trades for the Latvian forward.
As Phil Jackson’s stated publicly, he’s not ruling out dealing anybody — including Kristaps Porzingis. And the Celtics, who own the third overall pick in the NBA draft, are interested.
Now that trade season is in full swing ahead of the draft, the Knicks have been flooded with interest in their star, sources confirmed. And according to a source, the Celtics are among those teams.
While Knicks fans are panicking over the potential move, Celtics fans that were upset about trading the No. 1 pick in the Draft on Monday were suddenly excited about the offseason again as rumors about potential trades continued to swirl.
This isn’t the first time Porzingis getting traded has come up since the Knicks stopped playing basketball, but it’s definitely more concrete than Porzingis himself tweeting out “LA Clippers” with a few emojis. It looks like the Knicks really are serious about trading Kristaps, and the Celtics are definitely not alone in wanting his services.