New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is reportedly “not happy” with Phil Jackson’s decision to bring in Kristaps Porzingis.
By Robby Sabo
The absolute worst thing that could’ve happened has now gone down.
Frank Isola of the New York Daily News had the scoop first:
Carmelo, according to source, called Tim Hardaway Jr. late Thursday to express his displeasure with Phil Jackson’s draft night moves. Oh boy
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) June 26, 2015
Carmelo feels Phil needs to make moves that can help immediately. “He said, ‘we have to wait three years for this guy?'” Knick source claims — Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) June 26, 2015
Melo, who’s now 31-years of age, is reportedly most upset that Porzingis will need time to fully develop and adapt to the NBA game.
This news is the perfect cherry on top for a night that has already been deemed a disaster. The Knicks contingent at Barclay’s Center last night voiced their displeasure loudly and it seems Anthony is doing the same now.
Anthony is of course recovering from knee surgery, an issue that forced him to only partake in 40-games a season ago.
When Jackson was asked if he had Melo on the mind when he made the Porzingis pick, he calmly responded:
Phil was asked if he thought about Carmelo when picking KP. He said. "Carmelo's always on my mind. He's our favorite son."
— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) June 26, 2015
It’s just another night in Knicks land. Isiah Thomas is back; Jackson is picking guys from Latvia; and Melo is extremely pissed off.
It’s going to be a fantastic season.
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