Knicks president Phil Jackson: 'We have no big men'

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Knicks president Phil Jackson: 'We have no big men'
Friday June 19th, 2015

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson discussed his team's personnel agenda this offseason in an interview with The New York TimesJackson indicated he plans to target frontcourt players. 

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but a report in December said New York was not confident it could land Gasol. 

The Knicks potentially could select a big man in the upcoming draft. 

In his latest mock draft,'s Chris Mannix projects New York to select Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis with the No. 4 pick.

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From the Times:

Q. Do you have positional priorities this off-season?

JACKSON: Yeah, we have no big men. So we’re seeing what can we add to our team that will move us along and make us a better team, and we’ll have to fill out that big possibility with some free agents if we end up going smaller with wings and guards in the draft. But there’s some good players. This is a draft that everybody feels like, in the lottery, from 1 through 14, there’s really good players, and a lot of good players that will be there in the later part of the first round, too. History tells us that 1 through 10 usually indicates that you’re going to get a starter at some level.

The Knicks posted the worst record (17-65) in the Eastern Conference this season, Jackson's first as the team's president.

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