NBA Report: Phil Jackson Asked Carmelo Anthony if He Wants to Remain a Knick; Anthony Responds

There’s been tension around the New York Knicks lately with talks about trading Carmelo Anthony.  After a report from one of Phil Jackson’s former assistant coaches insisted Anthony be traded.  Anthony, who has a no-trade clause, told reporters that he remains committed to the Knicks and hasn’t thought about a trade but if the front office really feels that way then it’s a conversation that needs to be had.  Well, that conversation happened today.


NBA: Carmelo Anthony Says if Phil Jackson & Knicks Don’t Want Him Then It’s Time to Talk

The New York Knicks lost 116-101 to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, being down as much as 38 points in the third quarter.  Falling to a 18-23 record, the Knicks are performing way below expectations after what many considered a good offseason with the additions of Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Brandon Jennings, and Courtney Lee to pair up with rising star Kristaps Porzingis and superstar Carmelo Anthony.  As with another losing season, there are thoughts about the Knicks blowing up the team yet again, and the reports about trading Anthony are on the rise as well.  Up until yesterday, most reports claimed Anthony was unwilling to waive the no-trade clause in his contract, but Sunday night he made a stunning declaration.


NBA: Carmelo Anthony Reportedly Went Off On Teammates After Knicks Lost To The Sixers

image via: youtube You could see it written all over Carmelo Anthony’s face when the Knicks lost to the Sixers at the buzzer this past Wednesday. He was sick, disgusted, annoyed and whatever other word you want to use to explain the misery he was feeling at the moment. According to reports, those feelings spilled over into the locker room where nobody had to guess how he was feeling because he let everyone know.


(Video) NBA: Knicks Fans Boo Carmelo Anthony And All He Can Do Is Laugh

image via: IFWT IG As a Knicks fan personally, I can admit that the fanbase is one of the worst in all of pro sports. There are plenty of great fans who stick by the team no matter what and to those fans, I salute you. It’s the delusional, crazy, always think they have the right answer type of fans that drive me nuts. Case in point would be the people at MSG last night who booed Carmelo when he shot an airball.


NBA: Carmelo On Knicks “When We Win, It’s Us. When We Lose, It’s Me”

photo credit: youtube The Knicks have been struggling as of late, losing six games in a row and making the possibility of the playoffs seem like a distant dream at the moment. With Carmelo Anthony being the star, he usually gets too much of the credit when they win and too much of the blame when they lose.


(Video) NBA: Carmelo Anthony Teaches Son Kiyan His #BullyBall Skills

We’ve seen LeBron James and Dwyane Wade’s sons show off they’re incredible basketball skills, and now we see Carmelo Anthony teaching his son Kiyan.


NBA: Chris Paul on Playing With LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony & Dwyane Wade: ‘Anything is Possible’

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Paul together form, “The Brotherhood.”  They hang out, and often vacation together.  But will the Banana Boat crew one day touch the court together on one NBA team?  LeBron and Wade have played together on the Miami Heat, but it’s no secret that all the guys want to play together one day.  LeBron even said he’d be willing to take a pay cut to make it happen, but it would likely be later on in the guys’ careers.  CP3 says he doesn’t rule out the possibility of playing with his friends one day.


(Video) NBA: Carmelo Anthony Visibly Annoyed When Asked About Phil Jackson Saying He Hogs the Ball

Yesterday New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said that Carmelo Anthony had a tendency to hold onto the ball for too long.  Anthony was asked about Jackson’s comments and wasn’t too keen on answering the question.


NBA: Phil Jackson: Carmelo Improving Ball Hog Habit & Can Play Jordan & Kobe Role in Triangle

The triangle offense worked well when Phil Jackson was a coach for the Chicago Bulls with Michael Jordan, and the Los Angeles Lakers with Kobe Bryant, but it’s been critiqued a lot on its use with the New York Knicks.  Many people felt it just wouldn’t work with this team, but Jackson has been dedicated to keeping it, and improving the Knicks use of the infamous offense.  Jackson was asked it Carmelo Anthony can fit in the triangle, and he made it clear that Melo can.


NBA: Carmelo Anthony Criticizes Phil Jackson: I don’t understand him talking about LeBron in November

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson created quite a firestorm when he referred to LeBron James and his friends/business partners as a “posse.”  LeBron James put his childhood friends on and they became extremely successful businessman, so they took offense to the word and the racial undertones it carries.  Carmelo Anthony is the Knicks star player but he’s also a very close friend of LeBron; they form “The Brotherhood” with Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade.  Anthony sided with his friend, saying Jackson might not have meant any harm by the word, but it shouldn’t have been said.


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