Following the New York Knicks’ decision to move on from president Phil Jackson, some might have figured that the team’s front office plans would change.
After all, it was Jackson himself who was in what appeared to be a spirited rift with star forward Carmelo Anthony. It led to Jackson indicating Anthony was on the trade block (more on that here).
Now that Jackson is no longer with New York, it doesn’t necessarily mean that Anthony will remain with the Knicks.
League source tells AmicoHoops #Knicks still "very much so" looking to trade Carmelo Anthony after split with team president Phil Jackson.
— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) June 28, 2017
This remains a clear indication that the Knicks are going to go with a youthful rebuild. Moving on from Jackson doesn’t change that.
All this comes on the same day that the Houston Rockets added star guard Chris Paul in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers. Houston itself is said to be confident that it can land either Anthony or Paul George.
Either way we spin it, Anthony has likely played his final game in New York. Whether the team buys him out or trades the future Hall of Famer remains to be seen.