[Guide] According to news from ESPN on March 13, , New York Knicks President Phil Jackson spent a lot of energy in the second half of this season
Looking at this year’s college players, it’s clear that the Knicks will have a good pick.
But just like with the Lakers, “Zen Master” emphasized that changing the Knicks cannot rely on draft picks, and the summer free agent battle is more important to them.
“We all know how important the first-round pick is to the team, but what I want to say is that the construction of the Knicks needs to be solved more by free agent signing.” Phil Jackson said, “There are more than 190 free agents this summer.
Players, that means more than a third of players are likely to change teams, and this is a big moment for teams looking to change.”
The Knicks currently have a record of 12 wins and 51 losses, ranking last in the league. They have a great hope of winning the No. 1 lottery.
Zen Master said he hopes to select a player in this year’s draft who can help New York for the next 10 years.
Zen Master emphasized, however, that he needs to quickly change the status quo in New York through free agency.
“We’re trying to improve the team a lot in the short term.” Phil said, “How long do you think New York can get out of this bad situation?”
Zen Master also mentioned in an interview that he is a staunch supporter of raising the draft age argument, which obviously conflicts with the interests of players and agents.
“When a player is better tested in the college league, his own strength will gradually emerge, and for the drafting team, they can see it more clearly.” Phil said, “In the long run, this is very important for the NBA.
Absolutely good, but it will touch the interests of agents and players. People will always mention James, Kobe, Garnett these high school players, but these guys are not often there, they are rare in ten years
talent. More players are the average guy, a lot of guys come into the league and struggle.”
Phil also mentioned two tweets he posted after the team’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 24.
The first is: “Every game is an opportunity for players to show their ‘best’ qualities and please the basketball gods, and it’s also an opportunity for players to please people who understand the game.”
Afterwards, Jackson sent another one: “Today’s game against the Cavaliers was enough to make the basketball gods feel sick. Everyone should know what this means.”
After Jackson sent these tweets, everyone generally believed that Zen Master was very dissatisfied with the current performance of the Knicks.
Former Knicks J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert returned to Madison Square Garden, and they both played well, including a beautiful alley-oop between Smith and Shumpert.
“I think everyone has the freedom to express their opinions,” said Zen Master. “The content of this message about the god of basketball in my post came from a former assistant coach of mine. This passage is not aimed at any one person.
, actually works for everyone.”