Phil Jackson spoke to media. Phil Jackson has yet to hear from Carmelo Anthony:
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
And here's the actual news:
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
So that's something! The max offer is indeed on the table, but so are some others, probably wrapped in explanations of how the Knicks would try to use whatever space Melo allots them. Melo may be mulling a pay cut. That gives me a little hope. Then again:
Phil says that if Melo were to sign a max deal with the #Knicks, it wouldn't hurt what they are trying to do.— charlie widdoes (@charliewiddoes) July 10, 2014
So they're prepared for any decision.
In other news:
Phil Jackson's got jokes:
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
Phil Jackson's recruiting Pau Gasol in the best way:
Jackson said he has couple of conversation with Pau. Selling him on the United Nations in town. Pau is affiliated.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) July 10, 2014
More as it comes!