Knicks draft Porzingis; go after Spurs’ Green

With the hometown fans on hand at the Barclays Center, the New York Knicks made many of them upset (one kid to the point of crying) with their selection of 7’1″ Kristaps Porzingis.  Fans booed loudly as his name was announced by Adam Silver.

“Lot of fans weren’t happy they drafted me,” Porzingis said. “I have to do everything in my hands to turn those booing fans into clapping fans. I was happy about it. Want to be part of this organization. The fans are harsh sometimes. That’s how it is in New York, and I’m ready for it.”

Also on draft night, the Knicks traded Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Washington Wizards for the draft rights to Jerian Grant, a combo guard with a high basketball IQ.

There is also speculation that the Knicks will go after Spurs 3 & D specialist Guard Danny Green, a New York Native.  With Green a proficient sharpshooter, he would fit in well with the Knicks and Phil Jackson’s Triangle Offense and allow Carmelo Anthony to set up down low in the post.

The New York Knicks “want to be in” the mix for free-agent guard Danny Green, league sources say, according to Ian Begley of ESPN New York.

Melo, Knicks trying to survive in the East

With a 5-35 record thus far this season, the New York Knicks players and management know that the fight has been beaten out of the team and the dreaded “R” word is now not so frowned upon.

“We’re obviously at the beginning of a major transition of redefining New York Knicks basketball,” Knicks coach Derek Fisher said. “And so, the patience has to stay there at all times.”

Carmelo Anthony knows that he is probably the only one not trade-able on the team, but that does not necessarily mean that he doesn’t want to explore the possibilities..or at least work his way out of his no-trade clause.

“Come on, man. After all the work I did to get here and get back here? If I was to get up and want to leave now that would just make me weak, make me have a weak mind,” Anthony said in December 2014. “I’ve never been a person to try to run from any adversity or anything like that so I’m not going to pick today to do that.”

So, why not get out and help Melo and the New York Knicks as they face the Milwaukee Bucks tonight.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today!

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