Phil Jackson Says Melo Needs to Be a Better Passer & Defender

Phil Jackson

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to read between the lines here. Phil thinks Carmelo is an elite scorer and not much else.

I don’t know if this was a compliment or a dig at Melo, but I did find it funny.

Phil is trying his Zen on Melo and I don’t know if it is going to work. Melo is sort of set in his ways as a player, but Phil got Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaq and even players like Gasol and Bynum to maximize their gifts, so maybe he can also get through to Melo?

We won’t know until Melo decides if he wants to stay or go.