Report: Carmelo Anthony hasn’t told anyone his opinion of David Blatt

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Carmelo Anthony would reportedly like the Knicks hiring David Blatt.

That doesn’t mean Anthony prefers Blatt. It just means, of the many choices the Knicks could make – including retaining interim coach Kurt Rambis – Anthony would like Blatt.

But it might not even mean that.

Ian Begley of ESPN:

league sources with knowledge of Anthony’s thinking said a report that stated he “likes” the idea of the Knicks hiring David Blatt is a gross exaggeration.

This isn’t to say that Anthony wouldn’t support a Blatt hire if the Knicks choose to go that route. But the league sources say Anthony hadn’t expressed his opinion on Blatt to anyone.

If Anthony hasn’t shared his opinion of Blatt with anyone, saying the initial report is a “gross exaggeration” is an understatement. It’s a complete fraud.

My guess – and it’s just a guess – is that some wires are being crossed. Anthony might have said he’d be fine with Blatt now that his top choice is off the board and he’s faced with playing for Rambis again. But if he prefers other potential coaches to Blatt, Anthony probably wouldn’t want it to appear he’s endorsing Blatt.

The initial report might have gone too far, but did this one go too far in the other direction to walk it back?