There is a future for Carmelo Anthony on Phil Jackson’s Knicks. Jackson was introduced as the team president on Tuesday and was asked whether Anthony, who is expected to opt out and become a free agent this offseason, fits into his vision of the Knicks’ future. “No doubt,” Jackson said. “No doubt about Carmelo being one of the top scorers in the league, maybe the best isolation player in the game. I have no problem committing to Carmelo being in the future plans. “There’s a number of things I see Carmelo doing going forward. And I think I was on record a year ago that I think, as great a player as Carmelo is, he still has another level he can go to. I hope together with the team, we can go there.” No matter who is coaching the team — Mike Woodson got a lukewarm endorsement — Jackson may install principles of the triangle offense that led to him winning 11 championships, with Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan leading the way. But Anthony is older than those players were when they learned the offense, and he would have to adjust his game to fit Jackson’s mold.
Jackson: Carmelo part of Knicks future, still has ‘another level’
New York Post | Mar 18