Jackson says that a trade might be best for Carmelo, Knicks

Sweet, merciful crap! We learned Friday night that Kristaps Porzingis-the light of our lives-skipped out on an exit meeting in protest of the Phil Jackson regime and their endless litany of bullshit.

That may have been a preview of how Porzingis was feeling.

Ian Begley of ESPN, through a tweet, stated that the reason to this is the young big man's "frustration" with the "dysfunction" and "drama" in NY. In fact, the unhappiness around the team may be widespread. Fisher was still under contract to the Oklahoma City Thunder as a player at the time. According to a report from The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, "Porzingis is planning a long trip back to Latvia that may not include a return to NY until closer to the start of training camp".

Porzingis and his teammates are reportedly irate over the team's insistence on hammering home more principles of the Triangle Offense this summer. Jackson had plans to install him as the full-time head coach, but decided against it and went with Jeff Hornacek.

Anthony's future in NY appears to be bleak after the National Basketball Association team made attempts to move him on, and the upcoming offseason gives them an opportunity to decide what to do with the 32-year-old. "Players grumble of a support staff that is far more concerned about creating an illusion of hard work with management and ownership than facilitating winning, a media-relations staff that is suffocating and intrusive, and a management/coaching dynamic that's made Hornacek look like a puppet".

Many Knicks fans have been calling for their team to trade Anthony but their requests fell on deaf ears. But Jackson's remarks lower Anthony's trade value and make the Knicks less attractive to free agents who see how a marquee player is treated.

Phil Jackson made it clear he's ready to move on from Carmelo Anthony on Friday, but the way he's handled the situation isn't sitting well with the future star of the Knicks' franchise.

Players are prohibited from publicly requesting trades, and NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts said Saturday that players "expect management to adhere to the same standards". "The door swings both ways when it comes to demonstrating loyalty and respect".

The Knicks mess might somehow be worse than we initially thought. "A person better be able to take that if they're going to be coached or else you can't be part of this organization".

One of the people that Jackson has deployed to help install the triangle is Kurt Rambis.

  • Loretta Pittman