And in Friday's "Phil Jackson doesn’t want Carmelo Anthony on his team"news, the former Bulls and Lakers coach had something else to say about everyone’s favorite New York Knick.
"We've not been able to win with (Anthony) on the court at this time," the Knicks presidentsaid in a press conference (via ESPN)."I think the direction with our team is that he's a player that would be better off somewhere else and using his talent somewhere where he can win or chase that championship.”
Raise your hand if you’re surprised.
Jackson just loves to light a fireunder Anthonyand simply cannot help himself. Just look back at everything he has said in reference to Melo andwhat he should do.
Bleacher's Ding almost rings the bell, but I learned you don't change the spot on a leopard with Michael Graham in my CBA daze.
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) February 7, 2017
“Carmelo a lot of times wants to hold the ball longer than — we have a rule: If you hold a pass two seconds, you benefit the defense. So he has a little bit of a tendency to hold it for three, four, five seconds, and then everybody comes to a stop. That is one of the things we work with. But he’s adjusted to [the triangle], he knows what he can do and he’s willing to see its success,” Jackson said on CBS Sports Radio in December.
Youstartto wonder which Jackson has more fun with, trying to implement the triangle offense in a league that has far outgrown itor throwing shade in the direction of one of the best scorers in league history?
Argue either one, neither is a good answer.