While the New York Daily News reported that Carmelo Anthony believes in Phil Jackson's plan and intends to return to the New York Knicks, Jackson told reporters on Thursday that he's still waiting to be informed by the star free agent.
Phil says he expects a positive outcome with Carmelo but hasn't heard anything yet.— Scott Cacciola (@ScottCacciola) July 10, 2014
Phil says he's texted Carmelo since their meeting, but hasn't gotten responses back from him.— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) July 10, 2014
Phil says he's expects an answer from Carmelo today, but that he also expected one yesterday and the day before that, too.— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) July 10, 2014
Asked why he thinks he hasn't heard from Carmelo yet, Phil said: "Isn't Mercury in retrograde?" #phil— Scott Cacciola (@ScottCacciola) July 10, 2014
Jackson added that there are multiple offers on the table for Anthony:
Phil Jackson said five different contract offers are on table. Thinks he will hear today but thought he'd hear day before too.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) July 10, 2014
Basically, Jackson feels good about the situation, but nothing is official. Anthony could sign a max contract, or accept less than that to help the Knicks' salary-cap situation. While it'd be a shock if he went anywhere else, it's not done yet. C'mon, Melo, give the Zen Master a text, will you?