After the 2014-15 season came to a close for the New York Knicks—the worst in franchise history with a dismal 65 losses—team president Phil Jackson offered his evaluation on the team’s players to ESPN reporter Charley Rosen as a part of “The Phil Files.”
In the recently released Part 7, we learn from Jackson that Carmelo Anthony is “very into the triangle,” and potentially a Jordan-esque scorer for New York following his surgery:
“‘[Anthony] has an extensive rehab program [after undergoing left knee surgery] and he came back at full strength from a similar operation on his other leg. He’s a quick healer so I don’t expect him to be anything but 100 percent by training camp.
‘Like Q, Melo is a leader by example, not by exhorting his teammates. He’s also very into the triangle, and with a better supporting cast he has every chance to be the MJ and Kobe of our offense.'”