Carmelo Anthony Doesn’t Deserve Another Round of Phil Jackson’s Mind Games

January 17th, 2017 by Yaron Weitzman Leave a reply »

NEW YORK — The funny part about all of this: Charley Rosen is right.

Trading Carmelo Anthony would be the savvy thing to do. The New York Knicks, as constituted, are stuck in the mud.

Following their 108-107 home loss Monday to the Atlanta Hawks, the Knicks are 18-24. The only thing keeping their flailing season alive is a pitiful Eastern Conference, where you can be 10 games below .500 and somehow remain within striking distance of the eighth seed.

Of course, all teams, or at least those not coached by Gregg Popovich, endure slumps. It's part of the game. Then again, this is the Knicks we're talking about, so it should come as no surprise that all this losing has begotten yet another Madison Square Garden circus.

And team president Phil Jackson is the ringleader.

So let's go back to Rosen. For those blessed souls not familiar with all the members of Jackson's posse, Rosen served as one of Jackson's assistant coaches in the Continental Basketball Association and has co-written multiple books with him.

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