NBA trade rumors: Knicks’ Phil Jackson open to dealing Kristaps Porzingis as interest grows

Kristaps Porzingis made clear how he felt about the Knicks’ dysfunction when he skipped out on his post-season exit interview in April, and the rift apparently isn’t getting better.

According to The Vertical, Knicks president Phil Jackson isn’t ruling out trading the 7-3 star, who is reportedly upset with the way the franchise has been run, especially with Carmelo Anthony trade rumors floating through the organization.

The Cavs were the second seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs as a late-season swoon allowed the Celtics to grab the top seed. Before the Cavaliers closed out the Celtics in five games in the conference finals, Lue said the Celtics were more difficult to defend than the Warriors.

He was singing a different tune Thursday after Durant scored 38 points to lead the Warriors to a 113-91 victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

“They’re the best I’ve ever seen,” Lue responded when asked how good the Warriors are. “No other team has done this. 13-0. They constantly break records every year.”

The Warriors, who set an NBA regular-season record for wins last season, had the NBA’s best record this season and have yet to lose in 13 games this postseason. No team had ever won 12 straight games during a single postseason. Golden State’s 13 straight playoff wins ties the NBA mark set by the Lakers over the 1988 and 1989 postseasons and the Cavaliers over the last two seasons.

Golden State will look to set the all-time mark Sunday when the Finals continue with Game 2.
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