NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony out of New York? Star misses Phil Jackson’s ‘triangle workshop’

NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony out of New York? Star misses Phil Jackson’s ‘triangle workshop’

Could Carmelo Anthony be disinterested in Phil Jackson’s desire to run the triangle offense with the New York Knicks? Latest NBA rumors state that Melo was absent in their big boss’ “triangle workshop” held earlier this week, when 10 other Knicks were in attendance.

Without Anthony, speculations hit the rumor mill that the veteran star forward could possibly waive his “no-trade clause” in his contract and join another NBA team in the 2016 offseason with the apparent lack of interest in mastering the triangle offense.

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However, a couple of reports refute the NBA rumors that Melo could leave New York.

“That’s not deemed a huge snub, considering the film and oncourt demonstration sessions were a season review of the same concepts that have already been taught and nothing new, according to a basketball source,” Marc Berman of the New York Post commented on Melo’s absent in the triangle workshop, disputing what could be the NBA rumors of him leaving N.Y.

Anthony also said via ESPN earlier this month he has no plans of leaving New York.

“No, no, I don’t think about that. Not right now. I can’t think about that. My mindset is just figuring out how we’re going to better this situation, how we’re going to continue to grow as a team, grow as an organization and not get used to going home this early in April,” Anthony said in the report.

According to Berman, the players who attended Jackson’s triangle sessions were Kristaps Porzingis, Jerian Grant, Cleanthony Early, Langston Galloway, Tony Wroten, Jose Calderon, Robin Lopez , Sacha Vujajic, Kevin Seraphin and and Kyle O’Quinn.

Anthony not joining the early workshop have opened the NBA rumors about him leaving New York again and fans can expect to hear more of the speculations as the offseason continues.

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