In another daring attempt to trade Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson has asked the Boston Celtics for a king's ransom. The trade would involve Boston's third overall pick in tonight's NBA Draft, a consequent next year unprotected first-rounder from the Brooklyn Nets, in addition to small forwards Jaylen Brown and Jae Crowder, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.

This version does not include Boston taking on Joakim Noah‘s massive contract, which Jackson seemed intent to unload — but the Celtics still feel the asking price is too high, opting to either give this year's No. 3 selection or next year's Brooklyn pick, but not both.

The Knicks are apparently intent on drafting Kansas forward Josh Jackson with the Celtics' pick and would love to acquire Crowder, who the Zen Master regretted not getting in a Tyson Chandler trade with the Dallas Mavericks years ago.

Josh Jackson refused to work out for the Celtics, leading to speculation that he and his agent, B.J. Armstrong, were hopeful that Jackson could fall to the Phoenix Suns at four.

The Suns are also in the race, possibly modifying in a Devin Booker-less deal in efforts to acquire Porzingis prior to tonight's draft.