Former Duke forward, Jabari Parker has recently announced that he would be declaring for the NBA draft after just one year in the college ranks. The prospect is expected to be among the first players taken and any team would love to have him.

Every team that is, apart from perhaps the New York Knicks who he casually insulted during a recent interview on the Dan Patrick show.

When asked by Patrick which NBA player Parker closest resembled, the forward replied that many people had compared him to Knicks All-Star, Carmelo Anthony.

"But you pass" exclaimed Patrick, referring to Anthony's tendency to be more of a scorer than facilitator. "But I have a team." replied Parker.

"Oh, so Melo doesn't have a team?" questioned Patrick, "no I don't really think so" was the reply from Parker.

The Knicks are very unlikely to have the option of selecting Parker in the draft with a number of lottery teams expected to have the pick ahead of them.

Other teams may be pleased to see the young player be so honest about the state of the league's teams but it seems a little unnecessary to hit out at the Knicks in such a way.

Parker also dubbed NBA commissioner's plan to make college players stay at school for two years 'ridiculous'. Certainly a fiery interview from the young star.

It will now be interesting to see if Parker's comments affect his draft stock later this summer.

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