NY went 31-51, falling well short of preseason expectations bolstered by the team's offseason additions of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah.
The optics on this are awful for Jackson and the Knicks, who seemingly reduced Anthony's trade value by making it public that not only do they want to get rid of him, but that they feel they're unable to build a victor around him.
Anthony's six-plus seasons with the Knicks have been tumultuous at times-dampened by injuries and subjected to intense media scrutiny.
The 32-year-old knows what he wants and that is to win a championship. Anthony holds a no-trade clause, meaning he can approve or shoot down any potential trades. Per an ESPN report earlier today, Melo is "leaning strongly" towards waiving his no-trade clause.
The most unfortunate aspect to all of this, besides the Knicks' continued struggles and embarrassment, is that this could have all been avoided if Jackson didn't re-sign Anthony in his first offseason as team president.
Anthony may have been the main target of Jackson, but he took what seemed like odd shots at Porzingis.
Since he became the team's president of basketball operations, the franchise has averaged just 26 wins per season. "You don't want to end up your career not winning", Jackson noted. "This is not something that you want to have labeled on your career". He's shown that he's got a sense of desire to win, etc.
"We talked about how we could make things the best possible things for both of us". But he likes it here. The Clippers and Cavaliers are two of the teams the Knicks spoke to before the deadline.
Carmelo appeared to respond with this Instagram post. That's what he does.
"You've got teams going into the playoffs that could be eliminated right away and say that's not good enough, we're not good enough, we gotta go somewhere else,"Jackson said".
American author and sportswriter Roland Lazenby has suggested that Phil Jackson should hire PBA coach Tim Cone for the New York Knicks.
A distraught Kristaps Porzingis refused to meet with Phil Jackson and Steve Mills on Friday, according to a source.
Carmelo Anthony wants to play for a victor. Which I like that attitude. I like who Derrick represents as himself.
The Latvian big man did not take his expected leap forward during his sophomore year.