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.


(Photos) NBA: Phil Jackson & Jeanie Buss Announce Their Breakup Because Ball is Life

Another one bites the dust in this dreadful year that is 2016.  After a four-year long engagement, Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss have called it off.


(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.


NBA: LeBron James & Maverick Carter Go Off on Phil Jackson After He Calls Them a ‘Posse’

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson labeling LeBron James and his childhood friends/ business partners as a ‘posse’ has struck a nerve with the three-time NBA champion and his right hand Maverick Carter.


NBA: Phil Jackson Revealed He Briefly Considered Trading Kobe Bryant To Detroit For Grant Hill

Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant won five NBA championships together but it almost never happened. In a recent interview with Today’s Fastbreak, the zen master revealed that the legendary partnership was very close to ending before it ever started, thanks to an immature Kobe, who at the time wasn’t found of Phil’s advice to come off the bench. It led to a trade proposal from the Pistons of Grant Hill for Kobe, which Phil says he considered before realizing Kobe would be great.


NBA: Phil Jackson Reveals The One Player He Regrets Not Trading For As Knicks President

Phil Jackson has made quite a few deals in his role as president of the New York Knicks. His tenure started off slowly as far as trades and moves were concerned but he more than made up for that with a very busy summer sixteen. Although some of his moves have resulted in landing players like Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, drafting Kristaps Porzingis and more, there is one move he didn’t make that still bothers him.


NBA: Carmelo Anthony Thanks Phil Jackson For Offseason Moves & Calls Knicks Playoff Team

Carmelo Anthony is finally happy and has something to look forward to in his new-look New York Knicks.  This offseason, Knicks president Phil Jackson traded for Derrick Rose and added Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings during free agency.  Saying Jackson “stepped up,’’ Anthony called the Knicks “a playoff team,” adding the group is “a very special team on paper’’ and has its “competitive edge’’ back.


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