Phil Jackson's tweet appears to be critical of Carmelo Anthony

Jackson, who has refused requests to speak to the NY media since holding court on September 23, took to Twitter shortly after Tuesday's practice ended and sent out another cryptic missive directed at Carmelo Anthony.

Jackson took to Twitter to take another swipe at Anthony, who was criticized by Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report for not having the desire to win.

Returning to Jackson's tweet, he seems to be saying that Ding's assessment of the situation is nearly correct (it "almost rings the bell").

Jackson then makes a reference to Michael Graham, a player he coached in the Continental Basketball Association, or "CBA".

The article written by Ding outlines the constantly rocky Jackson/Anthony relationship and questions Melo's desire to win which makes it even more freaky that Jackson would call attention to it, especially as trade rumors continue to swirl.

After all of the roster churn - Anthony is the last player standing from the team Jackson inherited - Kristaps Porzingis is the only future building block in place.

The this-town-ain't-big-enough-for-the-both-of-us saga between Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson continues. Anthony is a nine-time NBA All-Star and three-time Olympic gold medalist.

"Jackson undoubtedly overestimated his own ability-perhaps you've heard something lately about the no-trade clause he gifted to Melo in 2014-to kindle Anthony's evolution from superstar to winning superstar", Ding wrote. "It's testing me. It's testing my will".

It's no secret Jackson is trying to move Anthony before the February 23 trade deadline. The Cavaliers don't want to trade Kevin Love, and the Clippers are unlikely to part with any of their top players for Anthony.

It's worth noting that Anthony's best season in NY was spent at power forward-a move that resulted in NY winning 54 games and 'Melo securing the scoring title. Even with a 22-31 record, NY still remains just 2.5 games behind Detroit for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.

It doesn't help that interest in Anthony has reportedly been lukewarm.

And if the Knicks make the playoffs, all outside noise will stay where it is: outside. He has also been linked to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, although it's unclear how serious those conversations have been.

 
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