As far as Phil Jackson is concerned, Carmelo Anthony is the Knicks’ only star, but that doesn’t mean he and his teammates together won’t be able to run the triangle offense efficiently.
Phil Jackson made two big signings since becoming Knicks president, and Carmelo Anthony seems thrilled with both.
Carmelo Anthony scored 16 points and the New York Knicks earned their first victory of the preseason Saturday with a 96-80 win over the Boston Celtics.
“It’s going to take a few months,” Smith said. “Over the course of the year, understanding where everybody is going to be. It’s going to take a while.”
Can Anthony fit into the triangle? Will he get shots in rhythm in spots where he likes to score? Will the ball move? Will he be willing to move off the ball and cut for easy baskets?
The shooting guard’s latest episode is harmless, although some might find it a tad over the top. The 28-year-old Knick took to Instagram to pat himself on the back and proclaim his greatness.
Johnny Manziel is young, as are most of the players on this list, so there’s still hope that he’ll mature one of these days. Or years.
The Knicks are expected to have enough cash for a power play in free agency next year. But Phil Jackson could be setting himself up for some moves in the meantime.
“The way I was playing, I was playing like a person who didn’t want to be there; not looking as focused as a person should be in that situation that we were, in the trenches. I wouldn’t blame them at all.”
On Saturday, a Twitter user asked Knicks guard J.R. Smith if he would continue talking to Anthony if his teammate signed with Miami. Smith didn’t mince words.
After a brutal start to the season, the Knicks battled all the way back to grab a slim lead over the Hawks for the eighth and final playoff spot. And just like that, it’s gone.
Before sharing the social network footprints left by Smith, Craig declared that the guard should be a Knick for life…
Smith has played well in 2014, and his improved play is one of the reasons the Knicks are two games over .500 since the calendar flipped to 2014.
J.R. Smith had 24 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Carmelo Anthony added 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the New York Knicks beat the city rival Brooklyn Nets 110-81 Wednesday night to extend a late-season playoff push.
There’s a reason they call him the Zen Master. Jackson knows his No. 1 priority is to put a winning product on the court. To that end, he plans on molding the mental state of his players.