Knicks Daily Links: Thursday

Carmelo Anthony on if Phil Jackson would coach Knicks: ‘Those days are long gone’ : It’s understandable if Carmelo Anthony is unclear about things surrounding the Knicks, most notably the direction of a franchise that is swimming up a smelly creek without a draft pick. -- New York Daily News

Kristaps Porzingis, Carmelo Anthony both miss clutch 3s down stretch as Knicks fall to Pacers: The Pacers wore their maroon Hickory High uniforms from “Hoosiers,” but the Knicks were the overmatched underdogs Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The visitors also couldn’t pull off the upset because of a dud from Carmelo Anthony, who missed 15 of his 20 shots, committed a costly flagrant foul and air-balled a contested 3-pointer at the buzzer of Wednesday’s 108-105 loss to the Pacers. -- New York Daily News

Carmelo Anthony’s meltdown costs Knicks in loss to Pacers: Carmelo Anthony talked about “decompressing’’ after Monday’s horrific loss to Toronto, spending time with his family and getting away from basketball. Instead, in his first game back from questioning his teammates’ desire, Anthony deconstructed, suffering a meltdown on the court Wednesday at Indiana, shooting just 5-of-20 for 14 points and committing a costly technical foul with 1:29 left in the Knicks’ 108-105 loss to the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. -- New York Post

Jimmer Fredette’s key flaw likely will keep him stuck on bench: Knicks interim coach Kurt Rambis pulls no punches when it comes to discussing Jimmer Fredette. Before the Knicks’ 108-105 loss to the Pacers Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Rambis, who said he had no plans for Fredette to play, benched him again. Rambis added Fredette hasn’t shown enough defensive muscle in practices, saying he got "pushed around a little." -- New York Post

Knicks fall through holes in defense, offense down stretch of loss to Pacers: This game couldn’t have helped Carmelo Anthony’s frustration level, but the Knicks’ All-Star probably was more frustrated with himself than anyone. Kristaps Porzingis shared that feeling. Porzingis missed a go-ahead three-pointer in the waning seconds and Anthony a game-tying three at the buzzer. The Knicks lost for the 13th time in 15 games, dropped a 108-105 decision to the Pacers Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse/ -- Newsday

Carmelo Anthony on Knicks’ struggles: ‘Some days it just hits you’: Phil Jackson promised to be more hands-on this season, but he hasn’t addressed the Knicks collectively since firing coach Derek Fisher nor has he spoken to Carmelo Anthony. -- Newsday

Carmelo Anthony’s Shot Hits Air, and Knicks’ Chances Evaporate: A cold rain was falling outside Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday morning when the Knicks arrived for their shootaround. Carmelo Anthony opened a door, ducked his head inside the arena and then shuffled across the court in socks. Some teammates were quietly warming up. Anthony eventually retrieved his sneakers. -- The New York Times