Last month, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson suggested Carmelo Anthony “would be better off somewhere else” after the team finished the 2016-17 NBA season with a disappointing 31-51 record. So after receiving considerable backlash from Knicks fans for his remarks, maybe Jackson has turned over a new leaf when it comes to Anthony’s future with the organization? Maybe the Zen Master has realized that ‘Melo is still an important piece of the Knicks roster going forward? Nope, and nope.
On Friday, Jackson spoke with reporters during the NBA Combine about his stance on ‘Melo, and it appears that he still wants to part ways with the 10-time All-Star. “We’d like him to have success,” Phil said, per ESPN. “The opportunity is narrowing. We’d just like him to have success somewhere. We’re not going to be there. Hopefully, we’ll be maybe a playoff team next year. It would be tough to consider us a possible champion.”
Dayuuuumm Melo, can anything go right for this guy!1