Phil Jackson is considering trading the one positive of his failed term as Knicks president.
According to a report Tuesday by The Vertical, Jackson is open to dealing Kristaps Porzingis and interested teams have flooded him with potential interest.
The Knicks’ relationship with Porzingis took a turn at the end of last season when the Latvian star skipped his exit interview with Jackson and GM Steve Mills.
Porzingis boycotted over frustration with the Knicks’ lack of direction, sources told The Post’s Marc Berman at the time.
Porzingis, 21, has been billed as the future of the franchise after showing star potential in his first two seasons in the Garden, while seemingly unfazed by the spotlight of playing in New York. Jackson took Porzingis with the fourth pick of the 2015 draft, and he was booed heavily by the New York crowd upset at the Knicks taking a player unknown to them.
Jackson has made it known his priority this offseason is trading star Carmelo Anthony, whom Porzingis is close with. Now, dealing Porzingis may be part of Jackson’s plans.
“I don’t think Porzingis is going to finish his career with the Knicks, let’s put it that way,” ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla told The Post last week.
“In the long term, he’s eventually going to be on a winning team. Hopefully that will happen for the Knicks before the end of this decade. I don’t know what their plan is though.”
The Knicks have the No. 8 overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA draft.