Quote: Anthony on Phil Jackson

“I’m a chess player…that was a power move. Now we’re gonna see what’s the next move. But that’s a great power move.”

-Carmelo Anthony after yesterdays afternoon win over the Bucks on the hiring of Phil Jackson




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rgm891
rgm891

www.sbnation.com/nba/2014/3/15/5511552/phil-jackson-knicks-real-sports-interview


Watching this video of an interview on what PJ thinks about the Knicks two years ago is so telling.  You can just see it in his eyes/heart that he wanted to get a job here.  

rgm891
rgm891

If the playoffs started today, we got some nice match ups. 


East: Washington/Bulls Toronto/BK

West: Clippers/Warriors Rockets/Blazers

dagawd
dagawd

UniBrow will be the best overall P.F in the league in 2-3 years


MelO will go down as the Chuck Master

rgm891
rgm891

Cavs clippers in an hour. Here we go again haha

tommy2b
tommy2b

Phil Jackson is amazing.  I was proven right again.  I knew this team wouldn't start winning until major change happened.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

I wonder what will happen when Phil and CAA's Leon Rose sit down to negotiate Melo's contract. We will see how much power CAA has very soon.

jax13
jax13

Reading about Jim Clemons, played for red Holman, assistant under Phil jax for many years.

Good choice for lead assistant.....

rgm891
rgm891

How hasnt there been a post about the triangle offense or at least showing how it can benefit some players on our team going forward?  Cmon now.

darealeric
darealeric

So I'm just so damn curious to know, where all you homer Melo fans stand when it comes to Melo and CAA being accused of all these shady dealings, and this franchise? Cause we all know who Melo is going to side with...

darealeric
darealeric

What an absolutely weird, strange and bizarre statement by the franchise player. Wtf are you talking about Melo? How about just a simple straightforward answer? What happened to making sense without these underlying, hidden meaning answers?

rgm891
rgm891

@Knicks_Fanatic  I was just thinking the same exact thing earlier today man.  Does this affect Melo's decision at all?  The lack of power of the CAA

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@carl hill  

Amnesty can only be used on players that signed before the new CBA in 2011-12 and are still with their original teams. So there really aren't going to be too many players left. 

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

Are u an idiot? Honestly who are you?

rgm891
rgm891

@darealeric  Do u believe with pretty much the elimination of the CAA in the Knicks org will effect Melo's decision at all? Or nah.  

chudogz1
chudogz1

@Wicksell. It's not that hard to beat teams that are tanking! Go knicks

Sandro
Sandro

@Wicksell

I'm more concerned about the 40 losses than about that streak against lottery teams.

Kenny Kaufman
Kenny Kaufman

Phil or no Phil MELO is still gonna need to hear a solid plan moving forward and rightfully so!

1harris1
1harris1

@Knicks_Fanatic @Jaime But also on the road at Charlotte.  They've been awful on the road this year.

rgm891
rgm891

@carl hill  Jeff Teague would have to average like 40 20 assist and 10 bounds to give the hawks a chance in that series.  Haha

1harris1
1harris1

@carl hill @rgm891 Cavs have put together an impressive road trip thus far.  Wins in Phoenix and Golden State.

rgm891
rgm891

Haha for sure man. Cavs been playing solid recently. The catz are not going to be caught. The hawks are our chance we have to make the playoffs.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@rgm891  

The pitfall in getting Melo to take less is not to insult him with a lowball offer.  The minute the clock strikes 12 on July 1, 2014, Melo will be getting offers for the full max. So when Phil asks for a discount, Leon Rose will say 10 teams are offering the max. How do you negotiate against that?

Kobe took $23.5 million per year, but that was an extension. The Lakers weren't bidding against any other team. Phil will be tested early in this deal.

rgm891
rgm891

@Jerry Gee @rgm891  At least maybe put some clips on the site showing it in action?  I am by far an expert of the triangle offense and how it works in many different ways and creates so many shot opportunities.

dagawd
dagawd

Now that's much better

dagawd
dagawd

A lot more than u Sheeple

rgm891
rgm891

Hey u never know man. 24 million is beyond ridiculous. PJ stated kobes contract was beyond terrible. I know kobe is older but maybe we can get a bit more of a discount but probably not.

dagawd
dagawd

Great and Smart but MelO isn't worth that

rgm891
rgm891

@carl hill @rgm891 If Kobe/MJ call you or text you and you dont answer lmaoo.  I find it hard to believe myself. 

rgm891
rgm891

@carl hill @rgm891  Didn't Melo state he didn't want to talk to MJ/Kobe about PJ.  He wants to meet with him and make his own decision?

rgm891
rgm891

@carl hill  Haha exactly man.  I don't see how this agency can change anything in terms of his decision-making.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@carl hill  

NEW YORK -- New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said in a recent interview that he wants to opt out of the final year of his contract this summer and test free agency.

"I want to be a free agent," Anthony told the New York Observer. "I think everybody in the NBA dreams to be a free agent at least one time in their career. It's like you have an evaluation period, you know. It's like if I'm in the gym and I have all the coaches, all the owners, all the GMs come into the gym and just evaluate everything I do. So yes, I want that experience."

Anthony said Thursday that he will test free agency. However, he said not to make any assumptions about him leaving the Knicks.

"Does that mean I'm not coming back to New York?" Anthony said. "Not at all." 

Anthony did repeat that he'd like to be "pursued."

"Guys would like to have that situation and just see what it's about," he said. "It doesn't mean that just because somebody wants to be that, that they're going to leave. Me leaving never came across in my mind. [Free agency is] just an experience that I thought would be an experience I'd want to experience." 

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/9834846/carmelo-anthony-new-york-knicks-says-wants-free-agent

rgm891
rgm891

@carl hill @rgm891 @Knicks_Fanatic  If Melo actually cares about winning he's def going to opt out.  He stated he wants nothing to do with 2015 and want to be in the best situation to win come next year.  In terms of free agency I am saying.

rgm891
rgm891

@carl hill @rgm891 @Knicks_FanaticYeah exactly.  He even stated he's def opting out, but this was before PJ situation, so who knows

rgm891
rgm891

@carl hill @Knicks_Fanatic  I dont believe Melo is going to sign for the year.  He stated he wants nothing to do with 2015.  He's going to sign his max deal probably now or hopefully PJ can convince him to opt in which will be incredible.  But he's def going to opt and sign that max deal he's looking for.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@carl hill @Knicks_Fanatic 

The taxpayer MLE is a $3.1 million and can be a three year deal. We used it to sign Kidd and then MWP-Prigioni last year. Other than that, we can only offer the veteran's minimum. So yes, anyone on the cheap is an option.

madskills
madskills

@Knicks_Fanatic @carl hill  Prigs may not even come back and Felton may be in jail. I would see if we can scoop someone like DJ Augustine but he'll probably get a better deal elsewhere.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@carl hill @Knicks_Fanatic 

You mean Davis and Granger. They were bought out. We only have $3.1 million to spend with our taxpayer MLE. That might get Davis, but Granger should see more than that. 

Personally, I'd try to get an upgrade at PG. Prigioni is going on 37 and Felton is unreliable.

rgm891
rgm891

@illmatix  Definately man. This makes perfect sense.  You think it will effect Melo's decision at all or nah?