Sources also said Knicks general manager Scott Perry loved Jackson’s athleticism coming out of Michigan State as the draft’s youngest player when Memphis selected him fourth overall. Jackson, who threw down a vicious dunk and made two 3-pointers in front of Knicks senior vice president William Wesley during the Knicks’ 118-104 win in Memphis on May 3, will enter the final $9.1 million year of his four-year contract next season. If he doesn’t sign an extension this fall, his future bears watching. Could Jackson play a small-ball 5 role with Julius Randle?
June 20, 2021 | 11:42 pm EDT Update
Michael Scotto: Ben Simmons was asked if he wants to stay with the 76ers. He replied, “Yeah, I love being in Philly. I love this organization. The fans are great people. I had a bad series. I expect that (boos). It’s Philly.” pic.twitter.com/c6DwoPMU9L
Kyle Neubeck: Embiid ripping into the officials right now after crediting Atlanta and noting they didn’t do enough on their end: “They can fine me all they want…they didn’t call anything the last three games.”