Friday's Knicks Links: Could Skiles' resignation affect head coach search?

Magic shakeup complicates Knicks’ wild coaching search: Scott Skiles surprisingly stepped down as the head coach of the Magic on Thursday, a move that could end up being felt all the way to the Garden. It obviously gives the Knicks and president Phil Jackson another veteran coach to choose from. But it also increases the competition for David Blatt and especially Frank Vogel, candidates to whom the Knicks already have reached out and have documented at least middling interest in. Interim coach Kurt Rambis -- who is considered the prohibitive favorite -- was in Chicago for the NBA Draft Combine and declined interview requests from multiple outlets. Knicks general manager Steve Mills also is in Chicago, though the whereabouts of Jackson are still unknown. -- New York Post

Meet this year’s Porzingis, making NBA jump from Israel: Fran Fraschilla, ESPN’s international draft expert, was the first prominent figure to publicly put an unknown, skinny Latvian big man named Kristaps Porzingis on the radar last May as a potential top-5 pick. Fraschilla said Porzingis, in time, would be on par with college big men Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor. -- New York Post