Carmelo Anthony Breaks Silence on Phil Jackson

Carmelo Anthony says Phil Jackson was willing to trade him 'for a bag of chips'

"When you feel like you're on your own and then on top you feel like you're being pushed out". But after Jackson was sacked and team president Steve Mills took over, "They went from asking for peanuts to asking for steak".

Anthony's preference was to play in Houston with buddy Chris Paul, and his impression was Jackson ready to accommodate a trade for Ryan Anderson.

On the eve of the Thunder's season opener against the Knicks tomorrow, Carmelo Anthony spoke to Marc Stein, now of the New York Times, about the process of switching conferences and leaving New York after six drama-filled and mostly pointless seasons.

"... I was being pushed out". There were things being said about me that I didn't know where they were coming from.

He tells Stein that he spoke to Jackson "maybe twice" face to face last season.

Kiyan joins Isaiah Thomas's son John and Dwyane Wade's son Zaire in the pantheon of basketball sons advising their dads on basketball decisions.

Carmelo Anthony took some time before he eventually waived his no-trade clause and included the Oklahoma City Thunder on his list of possible destinations. "Even before OKC was in the picture".

Steak is a strong word.

Carmelo Anthony stayed quiet while Phil Jackson took shots at the ten-time All-Star during their time together with the New York Knicks. I just wanted them to come to me direct and say, 'Look, this is what we're thinking, ' and not have to read it or hear about it and then go to them and say, 'What is this?' If they felt that I just wanted them to be honest and direct. "I don't think that chapter has been closed yet".



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