Anthony wants to start contending for a championship. He doesn’t just want to make the playoffs anymore -- even if the Knicks are going to miss the postseason for a third straight year.
So there is some uncertainty this summer as to what Phil Jackson will do and how it might impact Anthony’s future. When asked if he will be with the Knicks next season, Anthony said he can’t predict the future.
“S---, I don’t know,” the light-hearted Anthony told reporters at Knicks practice in Washington according to the New York Daily News. “Honestly, it’s hard to answer those type of questions when you really don’t know what’s going to happen towards the end of the summer.
“We still have a month left in this season. So to think about whether I’m going to be on this team next summer, that’s for you to speculate.”
Anthony said it will be a big summer for the Knicks’ front office and he has put the onus on Jackson to find ways to improve the team in free agency.
Anthony has always maintained that he wants to remain in New York and win a title with the Knicks.
However, league sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com’s Ian Begley that there are some in the organization who believe Anthony may change his stance -- and look into his options on the trade market -- if the Knicks fail to add talent in free agency.
Anthony and Jackson had dinner in Denver during the Knicks’ recent road trip.
“A long good dinner,” Anthony described it. “Some good food. Some salad. Some Colorado lamb.”
“The conversation was good,” he added to reporters. “We had a good conversation. Now it’s on those guys. It’s on the front office to do their jobs for what they see fit for this team, what this team needs, what this team don’t need. It’s up to them.”
If Anthony were to be traded, he would have to waive his no-trade clause.
“When it comes down to the no-trade clause, it’s a matter of I would have to waive that in order to decide what’s the next step,” Anthony said. “I think that would be the first step if I decide to do that in making anything happen, any change.”