Carmelo Anthony is the problem, Derrick Rose gets a pass

Phil Jackson has finally publicly admitted what we've all suspected for months, if not years: he wants the New York Knicks to get rid of Carmelo Anthony.

While speaking to reporters on Friday (April 14), the Knicks President concluded that Melo "would be better off somewhere else".

This was the first time Jackson addressed reporters since September 23, and he had plenty to cover after the Knicks went 31-51 - the team's third straight season of at least 50 losses.

Speaking at a press conference after a season in which the Knicks failed to make the playoffs for a third straight campaign, Jackson indicated nine-time All-Star Anthony wasn't a good fit for the team's rebuilding plans.

According to ESPN's Ian Begley, Anthony prefers to remain in NY, but wants a commitment from management to winning immediately.

The Knicks seem to be pushing Anthony to waive his no-trade clause by presenting a better option to chase a title.

Westbrook will have to help one of the youngest teams in the NBA get acclimated to playoff basketball.

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Anthony told Jackson a year ago that he wanted to stay with the Knicks.

Anthony said after Wednesday night's final game of another disappointing season with the Knicks that he was "open" to be traded this summer.

When Jackson was asked if Anthony could return, he gave a cryptic answer.

League sources told ESPN that Porzingis was particularly frustrated with the lack of direction in the Knicks for the season, which led to the team's preseason hopes of being a contender ending up as a flop as they faltered with a 30-51 record. Jackson also said Kristaps Porzingis isn't ready to be "The Man".

How do you go after high-quality free agents who know the moment the teams starts to struggle Jackson will run to the media with some back-handed compliment or shade? Jackson's incompetence is especially highlighted by the way he has handled the situation with Carmelo Anthony.

Right there is the reason the signing of Jackson for another two years means the end for Melo. "You just communicate with me", Anthony said after playing in what might have been his final game after 6 1/2 seasons in NY.

Jackson said he warned Anthony after last season the Knicks wouldn't be able to provide him a winning team, but Anthony opted to stay. I think he had some concern this year about physical.


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