Phil Jackson hoping Knicks can deal Carmelo

Carmelo Anthony's camp has tried to engage the Knicks on buyout talks.

Can the New York Knicks find a taker for Carmelo Anthony this summer? Will Anthony waive his no-trade clause for the right situation?

Those questions and more  are among those team president Phil Jackson hopes to answer.


“We’d like him to have success,”Jackson said during a break in the action at the NBA draft combine. “The opportunity is narrowing. We’d just like him to have success somewhere. We’re not going to be there. Hopefully, we’ll be maybe a playoff team next year. It would be tough to consider us a possible champion.

“He has a no-trade contract,” Jackson said Friday when asked if he wanted Anthony back with the Knicks next season. “I think I expressed what I felt. I can’t express it any better. I thought it was well-said, even though a lot of you didn’t feel quite that way.”

Anthony, 33, had been linked to the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers at the trade deadline in February.