NBA RUMORS: Carmelo Anthony
Carmleo Anthony said his meeting with New York Knicks president Phil Jackson, coach Derek Fisher, and GM Steve Mills went “great.” He also praised Jackson for hiring Fisher as head coach.
“It was great meeting with Phil, it went well,” Anthony told Marc Berman of the New York Post at an event on Wednesday in Manhattan to promote his partnership with 50 Cent and SMS Audio headphones.
“I like what Phil is doing,” Anthony said about Phil Jackson hiring Derek Fisher.
Anthony met with Jackson, Fisher and Mills in Los Angeles last Friday to discuss his pending free agency. Anthony has said throughout the season that he plans to opt out of the final year of his contract and test free agency this summer.
Jackson has said publicly that he’d like Anthony to opt in to the final year of his deal with the Knicks and become a free agent next summer. A source close to Anthony, via ESPN, said last week that he hasn’t changed his mind on free agency. He still plans to opt out and become a free agent on July 1.
ESPN says he declined to discuss his future on Wednesday night. He plans on spending the majority of his offseason in Los Angeles.
The Rockets, Mavericks and Bulls are all teams that could consider him in free agency. Heat officials are supposedly trying to make room financially to sign him.