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Knicks Owner James Dolan Will Play Gig with Band During NBA Draft

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistJune 22, 2017

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15:  JD & The Straight Shots perform during the 16th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference - Day 1 at City Winery on September 15, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Americana Music)
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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.

NBA Injury Report @NBAInjuryR3port

Report: Knicks owner Jim Dolan to quite literally fiddle while Rome burns. https://t.co/8BcXuJlmyt

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]

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