REPORT: Phil Jackson Wants Carmelo Anthony Out of New York, Looking For Trade

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Apparently, Phil Jackson has been very adament about moving Carmelo Anthony and he has been telling teams that one thing is certain, the Carmelo era is over. It’s going to be interesting to see what team Carmelo is going to be unloaded to.

He has been linked to the Clippers and the Cavaliers, but no one knows if the deal will actually get done:

There is no camouflaging intentions, no hiding anything anymore. The Knicks are shopping Carmelo Anthony, actively engaging multiple teams — including the Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers — in hopes of shedding their embattled star. Cleveland won’t part with Kevin Love, L.A. won’t break up its core and it remains to be seen just how deep into his pool of assets Celtics president Danny Ainge will go to bring Anthony to town.

But the Knicks and Phil Jackson have sent a message: They are ready for the Anthony era to be over.

–via Yahoo! Sports.

UPDATED: 1/27/17

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson met with star player Carmelo Anthony on Tuesday to discuss the controversy revolving around Anthony’s future with the team and about the comments he made earlier this week.

According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the meeting was held after Anthony’s comments about his feelings regarding team management. While Melo talked about remaining loyal to the team, he hoped that management would step up and speak with him if they felt negatively about his future in New York.

Anthony, who has a no-trade clause on his contract, spoke with Jackson in order to understand his feelings on staying with the team for the final two years on his contract. After the meeting took place, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical tweeted out that Anthony reaffirmed his desire to stay with the Knicks:

However, the hostility between Melo and Jackson could be felt.

 

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