Phil Jackson hasn’t been on the job in New York for a year yet, but he doesn’t seem scared to shake things up. His roster moves are evidence. The Knicks are primed for a top pick in the lottery this year, but if the pick isn’t high enough, Jackson won’t hesitate to trade it.
He confessed to being more likely to trade the Knicks’ first-round pick if they fall to No. 5, and he emphasized a defensive big man is a priority.
He claimed uncertainty on the 2015 free-agent salaries with the oncoming 2016 cap bonanza, saying he has to be a “judicious shopper.’’
H/T: NY Post