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: Derrick Rose Reportedly Wants 5-Year, $150 Million Max Contract

Derrick Rose pulled a disappearing act on the New York Knicks earlier this week, and sources said he briefly talked about walking away from basketball altogether for a while, but today Rose said he’s happy to be back with his teammates and is ready to get back on the court.  Despite the minor mental breakdown, Rose is very much confident in his abilities, so much so, he’s seeking a max contract when he becomes a free agent at the end of this season.


NBA Report: Derrick Rose Briefly ‘Talked About Walking Away From Basketball’ During Disappearance

Derrick Rose left the Knicks on Monday, deciding not to show up for their game against the New Orleans Pelicans; no call, no text, no email, nothing, just vanished.  After a couple hours of utter confusion, he contacted team officials letting them know he returned to Chicago and needed to be with his family.  Tuesday, Rose reappeared at the Knicks practice facility, in uniform.  During his presser, he said it was a “family issue,” but didn’t expound much further other than it involved his mother.  Apparently, there’s something more going on with the Knicks point guard.


(Video) NBA: Derrick Rose Gets Fine for Going AWOL; Shows Up at Knicks Practice Says “Things Happen”

Derrick Rose has returned… The New York Knicks point guard went AWOL Monday night, not showing up for their game against the New Orleans Pelicans, and no one seemed to know what was going on.  Tuesday, Rose showed up at Knicks practice, in uniform.  But what happened?


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.


(Video) NBA: LOL Cold… Knicks Fans at MSG Chant ‘Derek Fisher’ at Matt Barnes

Derek Fisher isn’t the head coach of the New York Knicks anymore, but they still used his name to torment Matt Barnes.


NBA: Bettors are Flocking to Knicks as Long-Shot Pick to Win the NBA Championship

Many people consider the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers as the only two teams really contending for the NBA title this year, but bettors are taking a chance on the New York Knicks on the hopes that just maybe, they’ll pull off a miracle.


NBA: Carmelo Anthony on Jeremy Lin With Nets: ‘He is the face of their franchise – believe it or not’

Jeremy Lin signed a three-year, $36 million deal with the Nets bringing him back to New York where his fame started, but this time, he’s with the team on the other side of the river.  Carmelo Anthony admitted to being surprised that Lin is Brooklyn’s new star when asked about his former teammate invading the Garden on Saturday for a Knicks-Nets preseason game, but he also said he was happy for Lin.


NBA: Eddy Curry Says He Regrets Skipping College & He Was ‘Babied’ in Chicago

Eddy Curry is getting back on the court soon as part of the new Champions Basketball League, but during a speaking engagement at Metea Valley High School in Aurora, IL, the big man reminisced on his NBA playing days.  Curry was speaking to a group of 30 high school athletes, and talked about what life was like as a professional athlete.  He noted how much he wished he had gone to college, how he was babied in Chicago, and that affected him when he got to New York which was way different.


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