Steve Mills Rumors
Anthony will have missed seven of the last 11 games with what the Knicks (30-51) called knee and back issues. He’s also granted fewer interviews with the media. Later this week, Anthony will have his exit meeting with Jackson, Hornacek and general manager Steve Mills. Anthony said “the chips will be on the table.”
“I’m sure a lot of things will be discussed,” Hornacek said. “That’s something I can’t predict what’s going to happen in that meeting, or what we talk about. Obviously we’ll talk about the season, going forward, what’s going to happen. It’ll be about that.”
The Knicks will be represented by GM Steve Mills, but newly-appointed Lakers president Magic Johnson, according to the Register, is headed to the games himself — deciding to skip the Shaq ceremony so he can scout UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, UNC’s Justin Jackson and Kentucky duo Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox.
“Do we have the right fit of guys running the system?” Hornacek said. “If we think that we can somehow — with a fresh start of training camp and go to it right off the bat, if that helps us and Phil [Jackson] and Steve [Mills] — we think maybe the same guys on this team could have a different outlook on it, then we’ll stay the same. If not, they’ll look at other guys.”
Ohm Youngmisuk: Derrick Rose spoke with Jeff Hornacek and Steve Mills after practice and said he holds no grudges toward the Knicks for having trade talks with Minnesota involving the point guard. “We didn’t talk about any of that to tell you the truth,” Rose said. “I hadn’t received no calls about it. I am going to be professional about the situation, I know what it is. There are no grudges and no hard feelings about what was going on, if I was on the trading block or whatever. I know it is part of it. I want to be here. That is how I feel and he told me that I was alright.”
Knicks general manager Steve Mills was in town for All-Star Weekend, and it doesn’t appear he’s here to finalize divorce proceedings with Carmelo Anthony. According to a source who has spoken to Knicks officials, the odds are heavily against the team dealing Anthony by Thursday’s deadline. Anything that’s been discussed probably has not been attractive enough, plus Anthony can block any deal that is not to Los Angeles, his preferred destination.