Phil Jackson’s passive-aggressive attempts during using Carmelo Anthony out of a Big Apple is strengthening a 32-year-old’s enterprise to sojourn with a New York Knicks, joining sources tell The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Anthony has told teammates that he refuses to let Jackson force him into waiving his no-trade clause, and a source told Wojnarowski that Jackson is misjudging “Melo’s eagerness to stay.”
Jackson seemed to take another open shot during Anthony on Tuesday when he concluded with an essay by Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding that questioned Melo’s enterprise to win. It’s not that initial time a Knicks boss has been vicious of Melo this season, as he also complained about his star forward’s greedy play in December.
Jackson has nonetheless to lay down with Anthony and his member and forewarn them of his welfare to trade a nine-time All-Star, according to Wojnarowski, opting to publicly glow shots during Melo instead.
The Knicks have reportedly contacted 3 teams to sign their seductiveness in Melo, though have nonetheless to find a understanding that works for both sides.
Anthony is averaging 22.9 points, 6 rebounds, and 2.9 assists on 43.5 percent sharpened in 52 games this season.