Break Up Alert: "Carmelo Anthony would be better off somewhere else" – Phil Jackson

The Melo Era in New York is about to end and it will be an ugly one.
At his season-ending press conference, New York Knicks President Phil Jackson sorts through what went wrong for the team this year, and shares his thoughts on Carmelo Anthony, Jeff Hornacek, Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Kristaps Porzingis, and more.
Knicks president Phil Jackson said he thinks Carmelo Anthony “would be better off somewhere else.” “We have not able to win with him on the court,” Jackson said. It’s no secret that the Zen Master has been trying to get Melo out of New York, but it took until the offseason for him to go with a clear statement like this one. Earlier today, an ESPN report said Melo is “leaning strongly” to waiving his no-trade clause. He and his family loves NY, but he may have already played his last game as a Knick. This will be a major storyline this summer.

NYK Kristaps Porzingis on Phil Jackson: "I’m not Shawn Bradley"

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson compared Kristaps Porzingis to Shawn Bradley, prompting Porzingis to deny the comparison on Wednesday.

In an interview for a series of articles by ESPN.com, Jackson recounted his mind-set leading up to June’s NBA draft. The Knicks drafted Porzingis, a 7-footer from Latvia, with the No. 4 pick.

Porzingis reportedly added 11 pounds over the off-season, and he responded to the comparison to Bradley—the No. 2 pick in the 1993 draft and 1997 NBA blocks leader who played 12 NBA seasons—at a sponsorship event on Wednesday.

Yeah I saw it. I don’t know what to say? I guess that’s what Phil does, gets us to work hard and fired up. That fired me up. I’m like, ‘I’m not Shawn Bradley, you know?” Porzingis said, responding to a recent interview on ESPN.com where Jackson wondered if the Latvian was “too tall for the NBA” like the awkward 7-6 Bradley. “I want to be better than Shawn Bradley obviously and be stronger than him,” Porzingis added, “but I’m a different player.”

2015 NBA POST DRAFT Analysis :New York Knicks, 4th pick and Jerian Grant !

 
#4th pick of 2015 NBA DRAFT: Kristaps Porzingis



#19th pick: Jerian Grant


New York Knicks fans were divided into two: Most of them were unhappy and very few were satisfied with how it ended up. The Knicks also got Jerian Grant(Grant was picked by the hawks but Knicks acquired this pick by giving Tim Hardaway Jr to the Hawks. Knicks fans were worried because Melo prime may go to waste due to the possiblity that Kristaps will be a project. On the other hand I am really confident that Porzingis was drafted due to his potential, he could be the best player in this draft if he pans out well, he also said that he wanted to play for New York and during the post draft interview he stated.

“I will do the best I can to turn those boos into clap”


The Knicks wanted Okafor when Lakers decided to pick Russell but the Sixers didn’t want let Okafor pass by, special knowing that Okafor is going to their Rival. I am still 50/50 on this because I believe that Kristaps can be an all star in this league. But we all know there is a big “if”. With that said a lot of people is in disbelief that Phil Jackson took this route. Is this somewhat 76ers like? “Trust the process” for New Yorkers “trust Phil Jackson”? We will soon find out if the Zen Master is right again.



Here is a brief interview of Kris after he was introduced to the public media. 
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