Jackson says that a trade might be best for Carmelo, Knicks

NY went 31-51, falling well short of expectations with its third consecutive 50-loss season.

Jackson, however, admitted that Carmelo still holds all the cards in a trade, and it would take some time before such a trade would actually come to fruition.

"We've not been able to win with (Anthony) on the court at this time", Jackson said. The Knicks talked to at least three teams about trades involving Anthony, but Jackson said they didn't find a trade that was "rational" for the club to pursue.

Anthony and Jackson have not seen eye to eye since Jackson's arrival in 2013 and the Knicks as a whole have not been the same. ESPN also reports that the Knicks remain committed to moving Anthony this offseason.

Moving Anthony will be hard, given his age and the $54 million remaining on the five-year deal Jackson gave him in 2014. "That's really important for us". Jackson appeared to try that same approach the last last two seasons, and the team finished 32-50 and 31-51. This is one of the least-shocking developments of the National Basketball Association season, but Jackson clearly has no reason to play things cagey anymore. "I can't go back and regret that", Jackson said.

"I never took a jump shot, never made a substitution, but the buck stops here", Jackson said.

"(But) Obviously, it hasn't worked out as a partnership".

Anthony is "open" to waiving his no-trade clause if the Knicks want to rebuild around Kristaps Porzingis. "I told him this is not a situation where we're going to dump you or do anything like that, but we're looking to improve ourselves however we can".

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