And-Ones: Jackson, Gasol, Whitehead

Knicks president Phil Jackson has no plans to leave his job and rejoin the Lakers, Los Angeles co-owner and Jackson’s fiance Jeanie Buss said in a radio interview that was relayed by ESPN.com’s Ian Begley. Jackson has three seasons remaining on his Knicks’ contract, though he does have an opt-out clause after next season. “He’s committed to New York for many years,” Buss said in the ESPN Radio interview. “He’s building something there. He has a mission, he’s on that journey to get the team back to where he believes it can be and it will be.”

In other developments around the league:

  • Bulls center Pau Gasol is unsure about playing at the Rio Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus, according to Tales Azzoni of the Associated Press. Gasol told Azzoni that he and other Spanish athletes are worried about the virus’ effects on them and their families. “I’m thinking about [whether or not to go],” he said.
  • The Cavaliers worked out guards Ron Baker (Wichita State) and Yogi Ferrell (Indiana) and forwards Derrick Jones (UNLV) and Kyle Wiltjer (Gonzaga) on Sunday, Michael Scotto of SheridanHoops tweets. None are considered first-round prospects by either ESPN Insider Chad Ford or DraftExpress’ Jonathan Givony.
  • Shooting guard Isaiah Whitehead will work out for the Pacers on Thursday and the Knicks on Saturday, Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders tweets. The Seton Hall sophomore is ranked No. 39 by Ford and No. 57 by Givony.

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Sixersfan4
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Sixersfan4
3 months 26 days ago

Isaiah Whitehead is a point guard not shooting guard

aarongill
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aarongill
3 months 26 days ago

Glad to hear Phil won’t be coming. But then again you can’t just flat out say this person is coming.

Arthur Hill
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3 months 25 days ago

Should we take Jeanie Buss at her word? What reason would she have to go on a radio show and announce that Jackson is leaving the Knicks next summer?

ozzie
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ozzie
3 months 25 days ago

STAY where you are Phil. Let’s see if this Walton kid can turn the Lakers around and into a fun team to watch again. He’ll need all the help he can get but not yours. I’m pulling for Walton to do so without your so called help. The triangle days are long gone. Stay where you are in NY. As you can see the triangle’s not working in NY. The Lakers don’t need any added distractions from you. Stay in NY or just retire and go fishing.

BSPORT
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BSPORT
3 months 24 days ago

Agree, lakers have been bad long enough. Phil would just start the mess all over again. Time to get back to winning with a talented young team.

ozzie
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ozzie
3 months 24 days ago

Phil started his career as a Knick and should end his career as a Knick ……….

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