Carmelo Anthony’s time in New York could be coming to an end. Representatives for the Knicks star have “tried to engage the Knicks in buyout talks,” ESPN’s Marc Stein reports.
When the trade deadline came and went in February with Phil Jackson and the Knicks unable or unwilling to pull the trigger on a deal it left them in an awkward spot. Still stuck with Carmelo Anthony, who was caught up in a bizarre struggle with Jackson, and getting no return for Derrick Rose, due to become a free agent, the Knicks ran out the string on another miserable season.
And shortly after the deadline, Jackson’s appointed chronicler, his former assistant coach during his Continental Basketball Association days, Charley Rosen, wrote a story and noted, “Starting on July 1, Phil Jackson will have his phone stuck to his ear and lots of under-the-cap money to spend.”
Speaking to an executive from an Eastern Conference team shortly after,…