Found March 18, 2014 on That NBA Lottery Pick:
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we featured a post where New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony said that getting Phil Jackson to the Knicks was a “power move”. In that quote, Melo referenced that he was a chess player and only a couple of hours ago, Melo posted this image of legendary chess champ, “Bobby Fischer” to his Instagram page with a couple of hashtags: #StayFocus #StayMe7o #LifeIsAChessGame #HuntOrBeHunted *** Carmelo image courtesy of Getty Images

Carmelo Favorites Tweet About LeBron Joining Him With Knicks

Carmelo Anthony 'favorited' a report on Twitter that "LeBron James is rumored to be strongly considering joining Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson in New York." The report from hardly seems credible or newsworthy, but Anthony's response is certainly intriguing. The Knicks do not cap space for 2014 and Jackson suggested that 2015 will have a more...

Melo Willing to Change His Game

By Max Marcilla Following the Knicks practice session on Monday, reporters continued to ask forward Carmelo Anthony about Phil Jackson, the soon-to-be Knick President. The Knicks will be holding a news conference inside Madison Square Garden tomorrow morning at 11 A.M to make a “major announcement.” Anthony, who has an option to opt-out of the last year of his contract (and has...

Pacers' four-game winning streak snapped by Knicks

NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points and the New York Knicks opened the Phil Jackson era by beating the Indidna Pacers 92-86 Wednesday night for their season-high seventh straight victory. With their new team president watching from a midcourt seat, the Knicks dominated the first half, then pulled away after the Eastern Conference leaders finally got untracked in the second...

Report: Rockets, Bulls are Carmelo Anthony's top free agent options

One NBA star has arrived in New York, but another might be departing soon. Just a day after Hall of Famer Phil Jackson took over as Knicks president, the Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls have emerged as Carmelo Anthony's top destinations in free agency, according to a report by Yahoo Sports, citing sources with direct knowledge of Anthony's plans. But Jackson has plans...

Melo willing to change playing style

Carmelo Anthony said he is willing to make changes to his game if Phil Jackson believes the prolific scorer has to do so to win an NBA title. Anthony, who is a pending free agent, said the Knicks' big picture "is definitely more attractive" with Jackson's arrival. "I'm willing to do whatever," Anthony said after practice Monday. "As long as...

Picture: Carmelo Anthony Starts The Week With Inspirational Words

New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony is a warrior without question, battling strong with the state of New York crunched on his shoulders. Melo continues to perform at the highest ability as the Knicks’ try to capture the eight NBA playoff spot in the East Conference. From the media calling the Knicks the laughing stock of the NBA, however Melo still manages to average 28.0 points...

Carmelo Willing To Change Game If Jackson Asks

Carmelo Anthony expressed a willingness to change his game if asked by Phil Jackson. Jackson spoke on the record about Anthony's game approximately two years ago. "Carmelo has to be a better passer," said Jackson. "And the ball can't stop every time it hits his hands." Anthony believes the presence of Jackson makes the New York Knicks' more attractive...

Report: Carmelo Anthony eyeing Rockets, Bulls if he leaves Knicks

Now that the New York Knicks have officially announced the hiring of Phil Jackson, people seem to feel comfortable assuming that Carmelo Anthony is not going anywhere. That simply is not a foregone conclusion. The Knicks are in bad shape financially. They have very little cap space available heading into next season, and signing Anthony […]

Bulls, Rockets Emerge As Carmelo's Options If He Decides To Leave Knicks

Carmelo Anthony has the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets as the two options above all others he would consider if he decides to leave the New York Knicks. The Bulls have an easier path to sign Anthony to a contract, but the Rockets believe they can also shed enough contracts to offer Anthony a third near-max deal alongside Dwight Howard and James Harden. "He'll give New...

Report: Carmelo Has Bulls & Rockets Atop his FA List

The impending free agency of Carmelo Anthony will continue to be a huge headline as the end of the NBA season draws near, and the Knicks look to their future. With Phil Jackson on board, I give the Knicks a much better shot than originally at keeping Carmelo. Sure, he would still have to wait […]

Stephen A. Smith Says Carmelo Anthony Is Leaving The Knicks

Chris Broussard isn’t the only guy at ESPN who relies heavily on his sources.  Every now and then, Stephen A. Smith gets in on the act, and tries to accurately report major or breakings news. During Monday’s episode of ESPN’s First Take, Smith proclaimed via his sources that Carmelo Anthony is bolting New York City despite the addition of Phil Jackson as team President. I...

NBA Rumors: New York Knicks more attractive now?

Does that mean Carmelo Anthony will stay? i don't think anybody can answer that for sure but even LeBron James himself said the Knicks could be an option in the summer. Image by: Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsThe New York Knicks made it official today, Phil Jackson is the new President of Basketball Operations, all that negativity seems to be fading away. There is no doubt...

Knicks open Jackson era with seventh straight win

NEW YORK (AP) Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points and the New York Knicks opened the Phil Jackson era by beating the Indidna Pacers 92-86 Wednesday night for their season-high seventh straight victory.

Knicks 92, Pacers 86: Game Recap

The New York Knicks are 1-0 in the Phil Jackson Era. In seriousness, the Knicks continued their solid play, notching their most impressive victory of their current 7-game streak with a close but nearly wire-to-wire win over the Indiana Pacers, owners of the most victories in the NBA this season. The Knicks are now a still-ghastly 28-40, but have come within 4 games in the loss column...

NBA Podcast: Phil Jackson Gives The New York Knicks Hope

McNeill and Cheel talked about Phil Jackson giving the New York Knicks hope, Carmelo Anthony not being given enough credit or respect, LeBron James putting on a clinic against Cleveland, Oklahoma City faltering at the wrong time, Brooklyn and Chicago being two teams Miami and Indiana won't want to face in the playoffs and we vented about teams in the Western Conference getting...
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