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Phil Jackson Hasn’t Received Any ‘Responses’ Back From Carmelo Anthony

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The Carmelo Anthony saga continues with still no indication as to whether he’ll be returning to the New York Knicks or signing with another team. The Los Angeles Lakers are considered a serious contender for Carmelo, but the superstar has yet to let anyone know where he intends to sign leaving all teams interested in limbo.

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One potentially major sign that he may be leaning toward signing with the Lakers or another team other than the Knicks is the lack of communication he’s had with Phil Jackson.

According to Chris Herring of The Wall Street Journal, Anthony hasn’t responded to any text messages that Jackson has sent his way since their meeting in Los Angeles a week ago:

With no contact between Carmelo and Jackson over the past week, the speculation will continue to run rampant about whether he’s seriously considering leaving New York. A report surfaced on Wednesday about Anthony having already made up his mind about re-signing with the Knicks, but an official announcement has yet to be made.

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Conflicts reports about Carmelo’s intentions to re-sign with the Knicks have also started floating around. Basically, no one has any idea what is actually going on in Carmelo’s camp at the moment leaving the superstar’s future uncertain along with plenty of free agents on the open market waiting for Anthony and LeBron James to make their decisions.

At this point in time, the Lakers still have a shot at signing Carmelo with no indication that Los Angeles has been ruled out as a destination for the star forward. Although the Lakers are still in the running, most believe Carmelo ultimately ends up back in New York.
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  • WAYNER

    What the hell does this got to do with anything Carmelo is you in or you out people ain’t got time to keep looking for clues.

    Cause the LAKE SHOW must go on.

    • Peter Griffin

      What?

    • Paul Pairazaman

      exactly wtf did you just say?

      • LAK3R4LIF3

        Must have been that burger he ate at In & Out….lol

    • LakersHeatBeef

      Maybe Carmelo Anthony lost his cellphone that might be the reason he hasn’t texted Phil Jackson.Or he has a prior commitment with GQ magazine or something for a photo shoot.

      • Zimmeredge

        Those guys have 4-5 cellphones. Lost one? No problem

      • genevievegvoss

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    • LakeShooo

      Que?

  • Brandon A. Benitez

    Damn Phil Jackson’s been gettin curved this entire time

  • LakerSpartan117

    Ha! Melo’s probably like “Damn this bitch won’t stop texting me! I knew I shouldn’t have given him the impression that I believe in him. This fucker’s crazy!”

    • Jamush

      I just bought a brand new Maserati after having made $8072 this past 4 weeks and just over 10k last month. This is the best and most financially rewarding job I’ve ever had. I actually started this few months ago and almost immediately started to bring home minimum $81 p/h. I use details from this webpage…… Jobs29.c*om

  • ct05

    lbj + melo = divas

    • Gerald Reyes

      is it possible for Knicks to Sign and trade Melo to Houston for Harden then Houston sign LBJ. Triple Diva on Houston For LBJ+Dwight+Melo+Dwade as playing coach.

  • Roy Nakamura

    texting and no response.bad sign for N Y….i say hes a laker!

    • DKWTTY

      He’s probably just relaxing and thinking about all of his options, that doesn’t mean he is sure on the Lakers.

  • http://www.myspace.com/LewisSmithJr LewisSmithJr .

    The Lakers FO needs to MOVE ON.
    if melo or LeBron wanted to be a Laker they would have said so by now.
    D12 waited last minute to join the Lakers and we didn’t get shit for it.
    Its time for the FO to start signing so we can have a roster because as it looks now we wont have a team and if and when we get one we will be worse then last season.

    • Tune

      They haven’t said so to anybody yet as far as anyone knows. Stop being impatient, these guys are making a very difficult choice that will affect their careers and lives. If you were in the same situation you’d take just as long. If you didn’t, you’d just be impulsive which leads to failure.

      • http://www.myspace.com/LewisSmithJr LewisSmithJr .

        its not about them we have a TEAM to build with or without if the both sign to LA then what 6 players are gonna make to the finals???
        idc about either of them I want the Lakers to have a solid or semi solid roster so its not bad like last season damn.
        Fuck melo and Bron in my opinion!

  • Tobey

    Carmelo Anthony is signing officially with The Los Angeles Lakers it’s imminent.

    • joe23

      source????

  • LakerSpartan117

    Brian Windhorst just called out Chris Broussard on Sportscenter for getting Cleveland all riled up around the return of LeBitch. He said that he had no real sources to make that story up!!! Tell him BigBoy!!!!!!

    • Brandon A. Benitez

      Fuck I just missed it I wish I saw it :(

      • LakerSpartan117

        Chris “Spoiled Milk” Broussard’s face was like “damn”.

    • keenanjen

      How is that Chris fault? The guy who came out yesterday and said it was 100% that Bron was going back should be at fault. Chris said 75% if I’m not mistaken

      • LakerSpartan117

        He tried to Break a story before there was enough evidence to do so. He gave the Cleveland fans a sense of hope without anything actually coming into fruition. I can safely say it’s Chris’s fault that this has gotten out of hand. From a media standpoint at least.

        • keenanjen

          I never heard Chris say 100%. However, Chris Sheridan said, “LeBron James Is “100%” Coming Back To Cleveland.” That’s words that came out of his mouth, so Chris Broussard wasn’t the one giving the Cav fans hope. You guys have the wrong Chris it was Chris Sheridan, go look that quote up. He’s been on every station saying this.

    • karasoon4

      I saw it; it was great. LOL

  • JohnSmith00

    I read something the other day that has stuck in my mind, it read that in a worst case scenario for N.Y. (choosing the Lakers), PJ might agree to a sign and trade with Chicago. While the decision is ultimately up to Carmelo there is still the possibility that it could happen, after all Houston and Dallas have seemingly moved on but Chicago like L.A. is standing pat.

  • rival

    I hate that fat fuck

  • LakerSpartan117

    HAHAHA!!! The New York media is getting desperate, just posted an article about the Lakers pitch to Carmelo having nothing to do with him. They are taking what James Worthy said he pitched to Melo, and saying that that was the whole pitch to him. Pathetic.

    • vdogg

      i saw that! pretty sad..

    • Al Haldie

      NY is PATHETIC, what we need here is every TEAM in the NBA don’t take him and let him set out a year.. END OF PROBLEM…

  • Al Haldie

    Why is MELO being such an ASS ?????

    • keenanjen

      Melo as ever right to take his time. Let the man decide what he wants to do. The media are the ones who are getting us all crazy over this.

      • Al Haldie

        He is just JIM BUSS and cant make up his mind and look at the LAKERS NOW….

    • Tune

      You mean why are you being one. Melo doesn’t owe anybody any information. When he makes his decision we’ll find out.

  • BrownMamba24

    Good news for us. It means he must really be considering us especially if he’s texting kobe more than Phil. I just can’t trust any of this media. Half of it is not true(Chris Broussard). I’m just tired of waiting because it’s killing me to find out.

  • Wesley

    When i want to breakup with someone i ignore the texts messages.Carmelo and Knicks breaking up.Carmelo Anthony has Kobe Bryant and The Lakers to love.

  • vdogg

    i dunno what to make of this. maybe melo is in a bad area. i know it’s his anniversary today. still think it’s a longshot that he signs with us.

    • keenanjen

      He has texted Melo more than once

  • vdogg

    the longer this drags out, the better it is for us. melo not texting phil (if, in fact, that is true).. no decision… he must be still struggling to make a choice. i don’t know why he can’t see that his best chance to win soon is with the lakers. i have no doubt that phil will turn the knicks around eventually — but melo is 30, not 20. the lakers with kobe, melo, pau, randle and others can do some damage. oh, and he will make more money off the court as a laker than he will anywhere else in the league, NY included.

    • kookiebuger

      You’re being biased New York is the largest market in the country plus that extra 30 million is hard to turn down. Randle is an unproven talent in the NBA, Kobe and Gasol’s health is a question mark and defensively that team would be bad and what about a bench? Signing Melo to a max would leave the team with about 7 million to sign a bench Young will probably want 5 million at the very least.

      • DKWTTY

        There is no extra 30 million. Go read Larry Coon’s twitter. Melo can still make that money here and people said the same thing about Dwight Howard. He would definitely make more money as a Laker.

        • kookiebuger

          New York 5 yr/ 129 million, LA 4yr/96 million 129-96= 33 million. Howard’s situation was different he was joining a young team with cap space with an all star in Harden, Melo would be joining a 35, going on 36, year old Kobe in his twilight years with Gasol (questionable health), an unproven rookie in Randle and Clarkson, and Sacre and Marshall. Love and Rondo have been linked to New York in the past it’s possible that Phil can get them next year.

          • DKWTTY

            Melo can sign for a 5th year down the road+the CBA can change in 3 years-you never know is what was said so he’s not losing any money by picking LA over NY. Yeah the roster may be different but I’m speaking financially about what you just said. NY has no more advantage roster wise than the Lakers at this point either. All of that is hearsay and rumors.

          • kookiebuger

            Regardless Melo will still be making a max contract at 35 years old with the Knicks the roster is honestly about even with both teams at this point but with LA he will have a 2 year title shot, maybe, with New York who knows.

          • DKWTTY

            How is that regardless if he can make the same money in both places. The Lakers have more financial flexibility than the Knicks do so there is no telling.

          • kookiebuger

            If you think Melo will make 33 million more before taxes which is what 16 million more with the Knicks, the Knicks have 2 large expiring deals in Amare and Bargs (35 million) plus their bench the best the Lakers can do is sign a bunch of one and dones and let Nash’s contract expire that’s only what 16 million. The Knicks can potentially have more flexibility then the Lakers then the Lakers plus play in a weaker conference.

          • Joey Torres

            you mean division right?

          • kookiebuger

            A Division is made up of 5 teams for example the Lakers play in the Pacific divison with the Kings,Warriors,Clippers,and Suns. A conference is all the teams in the East/West.

          • vdogg

            truth, but the knicks played in that weaker conference last year too… with melo having an excellent season.. and couldn’t even make the playoffs. the knicks are at least two years away from being competitive, and melo is 30. all things considered, the lakers are a better bet to win now.

          • kookiebuger

            The Lakers are a question mark for next year we don’t know how Kobe will play or if he can stay healthy same with Gasol, Randle and Clarkson are unproven rookies, and Sacre and Marshall aren’t going to put the team over the top. It’s more or less a coin flip at this point.

          • vdogg

            so is everything. the fact of the matter is that the lakers have more talent on paper and are currently not in cap hell. if melo were 20, i would agree with you — he should sign with the knicks. but he is 30. also, remember that phil panicked and offered melo the max.. it might even be in the knicks’ best interests that melo DOESN’T re-sign.

          • DKWTTY

            So as a Lakers fan you have more faith in the Knicks than the Lakers? Right now he can win more with Kobe, Pau, and Randle than those Knicks scrubs and in 2 years the Lakers have no one on the books. Next year the Knicks still have Amare and others, the year after they have $15 million locked up and the year after that 7 million. I’m not so sure they have more flexibility. No one wants their trash in any trades either.

          • kookiebuger

            The Lakers aren’t doing anything for me to have faith in them, the Knicks have 15 million tied up next year as of right now but Smith does have a team option, Shumpert might be a free agent if Phil declines his option same with Larkin and Tim Hardaway and now they have 8 million tied up in cap space with Melo it’s 28-29 million enough to sign Love to a max and potentially bring in a Rondo or a Marc Gasol.

          • DKWTTY

            The Knicks haven’t either. Everything you are saying can be applied to them too. Trading away Tyson was dumb.

            Basically these are all “if”, “maybe” and “could be” scenarios? You would buy into that? I wouldn’t. It was rumored Phil even suggested Melo take less, I wouldn’t have faith in a man who offered me that.

          • Badazztj12

            They traded away Tyson chandler because he doesn’t fit the triangle. He doesn’t have the post moves and shooting ability of Barnyitee

          • kookiebuger

            So you have faith in Jim Buss over Phil Jackson? You realize that has been with the Knicks for about 3-4 months now is already making moves. Buss doesn’t seem to have a plan or idea outside of free agency.

          • kookiebuger

            Phil*

          • DKWTTY

            No I have faith in Mitch who as a GM has had more success than Phil. Phil has never run a team before. Being a good coach doesn’t mean he’ll be a great president and if Melo had faith in him he would have signed already. Trading away one of their better players for nothing in return doesn’t impress me. Plus James Dolan is still there.

          • kookiebuger

            If Melo wanted to be a Laker he would have signed by now their are reports he is reconsidering the Bulls as an option. Phil clearly does have a great basketball minds he’ll be an excellent GM compared to Jordan who never managed a starting lineup/ a group of players before buying a team and making decisions regarding the team. Phil will be responsible in bringing players who will fit in well in his triangle offensive.

          • DKWTTY

            Right but like you said he has multiple options so it’s not like he only has to pick between LA and NY. It’s multiple different teams he has to look at and analyze. Of course he has a great basketball mind, no one would disagree. However right now he can’t change everything that’s wrong with the Knicks through his great basketball mind. They are in a financial hole so to speak. Managing a starting lineup is different from managing contracts, salary cap and CBA rules.

          • keenanjen

            After taxes it doesn’t come out to 33 million that’s what coon said. NY taxes are higher than L.A.

          • kookiebuger

            After taxes the Knicks can still offer more money even it’s only 15 million, it’s still more money.

          • vdogg

            perhaps so, but the lakers are the NBA’s glamour team. being in LA, being a teammate of kobe’s, being in hollywood.. melo would make far more as a laker. the lakers had a horrendous year last year.. and guess which NBA team made the most money???

          • keenanjen

            Not arguing because yes you are very right it is more money. However something else that was said is. He can make that out here in L.A also LALA wants to be in movies, and like it or not LA has more studios than anyone else people still have to fly out here to go to the major studio’s. She has an easier time staying out here than in NY. Also before you say she could do the same in NY my question would be if that’s true, then why hasn’t she? Now I’m not saying Melo to the Lakers is 100% I’m just giving you the other side

          • keenanjen

            weird, for some reason my message didn’t go through. I not disagreeing. However when it comes to movies studies LA is king, and his wife wants to be in movies. She spends so much time out here auditioning. 2nd it also been said that Melo can make that money up out here, by what TWC, and Producers have told him. I’m not saying that Melo is going to come here, but let’s not make it seem that just because he gets more money from basketball off of one contract doesn’t mean he wouldn’t make more out here

      • Zimmeredge

        Worldwide as a brand i doubt the knicks are bigger than the Lakers…

  • purp& goldpride

    Both melo & bron trolling HARD…the whole league on stand still…lol.

    If I’m bosh I go get my max offer instead of Miami lowballing him. And how sour is wade right now?

    The biggest winner so far? Kobe Bryant. He got his $$ & a hand full of rings already, nit his job to fill out the roster. And don’t bring up the cap space, because the Lakers are a billion dollar business.They’re not losing $$, in fact they banked more than any other team last season-their worst season as a ball club….Championships aren’t guaranteed, $$ is

  • vdogg

    make.

    a.

    decision.

    already.

  • Badazztj12

    PG – Sessions/Isaiah, Marshall
    SG – Lance, Young
    SF – Kobe, X Henry
    PF – Randle, Hill/Davis
    C – Gasol/sign and trade Gasol for Hibbert, Sacre

    • Zimmeredge

      98kg’s Kobe will never play as a starting small forward. It’s stephenson or someone else

      • Badazztj12

        They will switch every night you know. Lots of faster SG’s than SF’s right now

    • nash screwed the lakers

      Stay away from Lance.

      • Tune

        And why would you say that?

      • Badazztj12

        Why?

    • DDub

      Sessions, ha ha ha ! Please man ; he is one of the last ones they would try, . we watched him fold like a tent when he saw Westbrook in the playoffs, no way.

      • Badazztj12

        Lol like Bledsoe and or Isaiah ever went to the playoffs. By the way the suns got Bledsoe on lockdown. They waiting on someone to give him a offer then gonna try to match it. Isaiah is a defensive liability with him being that short. I would rather have Sessions who wont amaze you but gets the job done

        • DDub

          We saw sessions with the Lakers and he didn’t get the job done, he is an OK point guard but they may as well go with someone else, because he is also a defensive liability.

          • Badazztj12

            2 years ago

          • DDub

            So he is 2 Years older now, and a journey man. Go younger. I doubt if the Lakers look his way.its too many other choices.

          • Badazztj12

            28 is not old or young but he has experience

    • http://www.myspace.com/LewisSmithJr LewisSmithJr .

      not marshall take Bledsoe over him and we need another center

  • sena

    many of free agents had already made their decision we are almost in risky situtation.tthere are greg monroe,okafor,andrew bynum,joran hill,bledsoe,thomas left.mitch i am suspicios about lakers offseason plan
    as from now i don’t see anything going right for us.u are dumb.assuming that we lose melo and lebron then what????another bad year??/

    • Zimmeredge

      Ariza, deng, stephenson, bosh….

      • http://www.myspace.com/LewisSmithJr LewisSmithJr .

        bosh gettin that Houston max contract

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      If we lose Melo and LeBron, then it’s another baby step in the rebuild. These are the Lakers, though, and we go all out for big boy steps every year. Don’t settle for mediocre when superstars are still out there.

  • The Lakers Way

    Lakers fans have always loved big time scorers they fit right in and are adored.Cedric,Kobe,Shaq,Worthy,Elgin,Logo,Kareem all big time scorers.

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      You just called Cedric–career 14ppg–and Worthy–career 18ppg–big time scorers?

    • http://www.myspace.com/LewisSmithJr LewisSmithJr .

      might aswell say gasol is a big time scorer

  • nash screwed the lakers

    How is that Frank Isola report looking now? He said on The Herd today (based on his post yesterday via NY Daily News) there is a 99.9% chance Melo will announce his decision to re-sign with the Knicks TODAY.

    Mr. Isola is on the clock for his job.

    • Zimmeredge

      Isola’s source was luigi the pizzaiolo on little italy. Come on read the article. He said “99,9% melo back in nyk, annoucement tomorrow… But he can still have a change of heart”
      There is only stupid people to believe that this guy was being serious. He has no clue.

      • nash screwed the lakers

        Ah yes..the old “last minute change of heart” to back his ass up for his J-O-B.

        • Zimmeredge

          Exactly. I’m saying he will go to la but if jax does not Know if Bryant does not Know isola wońt Know. Who’s this guy anyway? He wanted to win some retweet but that’s about it.
          He’s a (sport) journalist his job is about making things up.

          • nash screwed the lakers

            I heard on ESPNLA radio he’s the Knicks beat-writer and credible guy.

            I GUESS NOT.

          • Zimmeredge

            same espn they melo love and kobe were playing pick up game at ucla?

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    • vdogg

      one would think, but you never know. he could be texting phil as we speak saying that he’s in.

    • DDub

      Not really but you see how Phil had to bow down because Carmelo is in control, you don’t hear Phil talking about he should take a pay cut now. Phil don’t have the control that he thought, just like Riley talking about get a grip. Umhum open your mouth too soon and the stars will let you know. Who is in charge.melo say pay cut my ass, you pay me or lose me.

  • Joey Torres

    wow this is bad for NYC!

  • lakers4life

    if you ask me? I think the reason why Carmelo hasn’t given a answer yet its because he waiting on LeBron to decide if he wants to come to LA. If he does then both players will have to take a pay cut to make things work. If not then melo will accept lakers max deal. If he wanted to resign to NY he would of done so by now.

    • http://www.myspace.com/LewisSmithJr LewisSmithJr .

      I feel like that’s kinda true and I feel like Lebron is waiting on bosh and maybe wade to leave to get that big check

  • rival

    Bye bye sefalosha. Another one bites the dust.

    • DDub

      He is OK but the Lakers could do better than sefalosha, no loss.

  • Darryl Johnson

    If anyone doesn’t know about Phil Jacksons legendary mind games by now they don’t really pay attention to hoop. If he says something like that its to plant seeds in teams to still believe they have a chance. Teams are paralyzed waiting on Lebron and Melo while Phil works on stuff in the back ground which wouldn’t be available if they were off the market. This is all strategy

  • Jansolomon Malana

    CARMELO GO TO THE LAKERS NOW!!! PLSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

  • john

    im sure lala can give a good blowjob

    • BrianPfeifer

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      is something, on saturday I bought a top of the range Ford Focus from having earned $7289 this – 5 weeks past and
      more than 10 grand this past munth . it’s definitly my favourite-job Ive ever had . I started this four months/ago and pretty much immediately began to earn at least $87… per-hr . find more information J­o­b­H­u­g­o.ℂo­­­m

  • Lakers4Life

    Hope we land LeBron. We need the King in LA to lure other stars like Melo, Love, etc and to win immediate championships. Otherwise, unfortunately we won’t have a chance. Keep your fingers crossed my fellow Laker fans!

  • Al Haldie

    JAMES just signed with CLV – so MELO your turn sing with any one we are all tired of your CRAP -…..

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