New York Knicks fans will spend Thursday night covering their ears in fear of hearing a Kristaps Porzingis trade announcement during the NBA draft. Owner James Dolan, meanwhile, is scheduled to play a local gig with his band.
As NBA Injury Report noted on Twitter, JD & The Straight Shot is slated to perform at City Winery New York City. The Thursday night concert starts at 8 p.m. ET, one hour after the draft begins at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
On Wednesday night, Knicks team president Phil Jackson addressed the Porzingis trade rumors in an interview with MSG Networks' Al Trautwig. He added flame to the hot stove by saying they have been "getting calls" after the 21-year-old big man skipped his exit interview.
Sports Illustrated posted a video with part of the interview:
If a trade does go down, Dolan won't be there to see it. And as much as the owner will try, no music will drown out the shrieks of the frustrated New York faithful.
[Twitter, h/t For The Win]