Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 12/25/14
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to read between the lines here. Phil thinks Carmelo is an elite scorer and not much else. Phil was more specific in what he'd like to see from Melo: Said he thinks he has more to give on defense, as a passer, & even as a rebounder — Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) March 19, 2014 I don’t know if this was a compliment or a dig at Melo, but I did find it funny. Jackson: Melo is already a good rebounder — "perhaps the best I've ever seen" at grabbing his own misses. But still thinks he could do more — Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) March 19, 2014 Phil is trying his Zen on Melo and I don’t know if it is going to work. Melo is sort of set in his ways as a player, but Phil got Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaq and even players like Gasol and Bynum to maximize their gifts, so maybe he can also get through to Melo? We won’t know until Melo decides if he wants to stay or go.
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