But, one way or another, Anthony is going to be heard.
Carmelo Anthony likes the idea of hiring former Cavaliers coach David Blatt, according to a person familiar with his thinking.
The source said Anthony feels Blatt could develop Porzingis into an All-Star quicker with his international touch.
Whether Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis can have overlapping primes is the biggest issue facing the Knicks. Time is running out for Anthony, who turns 32 this month, to play at such a high level. Can the 20-year-old Porzingis polish his immense talent quickly enough to help Anthony win in New York? If so, the Knicks’ success could increase exponentially, because they’ll better draw free agents. If not, Anthony will have to think harder about waiving his no-trade clause (and getting a financial windfall)
So, Anthony doesn’t have time to waste with a lesser coach like Kurt Rambis – Jackson’s apparent preference.