Phil Jackson, Carmelo Anthony Reportedly Meet to Discuss Star’s Knicks Future

January 17th, 2017 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson and forward Carmelo Anthony met Tuesday to discuss the star's future with the team.

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported Jackson asked Anthony whether he wanted to remain with the Knicks in the meeting. Shelburne described the face-to-face as "far more contentious than previous sit-downs," but a source told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical that Anthony said he wished to remain in New York.

The nine-time All-Star's future with the team has been the subject of rampant speculation in recent weeks with the 18-24 Knicks descending out of playoff contention. Monday's loss to the Atlanta Hawks was New York's 11th in its last 13 games, leading some to speculate the Knicks would be better off trading Anthony and rebuilding for the future.

Included in that contingent was Charley Rosen, the longtime sports writer who has served as a Jackson mouthpiece during his time in New York. Rosen wrote that Anthony has "outlived his usefulness" in a Jan. 12 column for FanRag Sports.

Anthony, whose public relationship with Jackson could best be described as frigid, inte ...

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