The drama that is the New York Knicks added another wrinkle today, as the culmination of the infighting between the front office and Carmelo Anthony boiled over.
Carmelo Anthony is fine with his legacy being a dude who won a ton of gold medals and played a long time in NYC while making a ton of money
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) January 17, 2017
This year makes three straight that Melo has been the subject to trade rumors, and this time he has Phil Jackson to blame.
Phil Jackson met with Carmelo Anthony today and asked him if he wanted to remain with the Knicks, sources told ESPN.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) January 17, 2017
Jackson has been critical of veteran Anthony, making headlines that the Knicks could move on. But Melo sees it differently.
Carmelo Anthony reaffirmed his desire to stay with Knicks in meeting with Phil Jackson today, league source tells @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) January 17, 2017
The no-trade clause in his contract has him locked in, and reports are that Melo told Jackson that very thing today.
Carmelo Anthony is far from perfect, but this is clear: He’s been much better at his Knicks job than Phil Jackson’s been at his
— Ian O’Connor (@Ian_OConnor) January 17, 2017
It’s always drama in New York, and this in particular has been the story that won’t end – but it looks like Melo may get the last laugh on this one.