NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony demanding a trade to Cleveland Cavaliers if Phil Jackson insists the triangle offense

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Carmelo Anthony (Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison/Flickr)

President Phil Jackson wants the New York Knicks to the triangle offense more and blames coach Jeff Hornacek’s limited usage of his preferred system for their recent struggle. Carmelo Anthony expressed his disappointment and said that he is tired of hearing about the triangle offense. With the “Zen Master’s” plan, will it force the superstar SF to demand a trade from the Knicks?

With the arrival of Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, and Courtney Lee, the New York Knicks are expected to become more competitive in the 2016-17 NBA season. However, after six games, the Knicks already had four losses, mostly coming from playoff contender teams.

According to Ian Begley of ESPN, Knicks president Phil Jackson expressed his disappointment on his team’s performance on the offensive end mainly pertaining to their minimal usage of the triangle offense. Coach Jeff Hornacek prefers to execute a faster-paced offense and hasn’t run much the triangle in their first six games.

Carmelo Anthony was one of the Knicks’ players who was having a hard time coping up with the triangle offense. However, with Jackson’s pushing for his preferred offensive strategy, Anthony has no choice but to follow.

“We’re making adjustments offensively regardless of what we’re running,” Anthony told reporters. “At this point, I’m getting tired of hearing about the triangle. Just getting tired of hearing about it.”

A recent NBA rumor suggests that Carmelo Anthony is finding his way out of the Knicks. In their current status, there is lesser chance that Anthony will be getting his first NBA champion title this season. Will he consider joining LeBron James in the Cleveland Cavaliers?

It is not a secret that “The King” wants to team up with his pals Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony. As of now, LeBron James and the Cavaliers are eyeing to repeat as NBA champions by defending their throne. Most people see Kevin Love as an odd fit on the Cavaliers’ roster and was predicted to be dealt before the February deadline.

In the ESPN trade machine, a Kevin Love for Carmelo Anthony trade works for the Cavaliers and the Knicks. However, knowing how the Knicks value Anthony, Love will not be enough as a compensation for the superstar SF. This trade seems unlikely for now unless Anthony demands a trade from the Knicks.

Photo courtesy: Keith Allison/Flickr

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