Sources told Ramona Shelburne and I that Noah’s name came up in multiple discussions about possible Porzingis trades with Jackson and the Knicks looking to send out the remainder of the four-year, $72 million contract that he signed last offseason. Butler factored in because one of the many offers discussed between Boston and the Knicks, per sources, included Boston’s third pick, a second 2017 lottery pick and an additional player (Jaylen Brown, Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart were among the names discussed).
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Storyline: Joakim Noah Trade?
“(Porzingis) should tell (Jackson) himself. That’s why you got a mouth,” Oakley said. “All they can do is trade you or keep you. But you got to realize that you have an opinion too. You can’t worry about what they will do. But all you can do is tell them to respect you. When they disrespect you, you have a right to say something to them. If you disrespect them, they have a right to say something to you. You can’t be sensitive. It’s a two-way street.”
Storyline: Jackson-Porzingis Dynamic
Retired NBA forward Lamar Odom tweeted a letter his lawyer, Saam Zangeneh, penned to ESPN Friday in response to a highly suggestive comment Smith made about Odom on his morning talk show. In a rant about Phil Jackson’s questionable decisions as president of the Knicks, the ESPN voice pointed to Jackson signing Odom at the end of the 2013-14 season even though the big man “was on crack,” Smith argued on “First Take.”