Although New York Knicks’ president Phil Jackson and star forward Carmelo Anthony have not had a chance to have the sit down conversation the Hall-of-Fame coach and the soon-to-be free agent will inevitably have, the two have spoken to each other.
In fact, they talked briefly before the Knicks’ 127-96 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night.
“He told me to get ready, go out there and play, try to finish the season off strong, that’s it,” Anthony said via Al Iannazzone of New York News Day. “We didn’t really talk about too much. Talked about him being in New York, him coming back out to L.A., the weather. Just generic. We really didn’t talk about nothing.”
Anthony has said he is looking forward to speaking to Jackson about the future of the organization.
Jackson reportedly wants to keep the NBA’s second-leading scorer and build around him, but that of course, could be difficult, considering the Knicks’ current cap situation.
Anthony is averaging 28.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.