Friday's Knicks Links: Melo skips Jackson's 'triangle' workshop

Team president Phil Jackson takes Knicks from Zen-sanity to insanity: It has been a particularly rough week for Phil Jackson, who when he wasn’t running away from possible tampering charges he was guilty of trespassing at the Knicks’ training facility. Jackson’s two-day triangle seminar ended without the team’s best player, Carmelo Anthony, making an appearance. More on that later. -- New York Daily News

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says league is thinking of ways to cut down on players taking games off to rest: You get all offseason to rest! That's the cry from many NBA fans these days when they pay big bucks to go watch their favorite stars only to find them on the sidelines taking a break from the grind of the 82-game campaign. It's an issue that NBA commissioner Adam Silver is well aware of. -- New York Daily News

Carmelo curiously skipped Phil Jackson’s triangle meeting: Before the season finale and on Trash-Bag Day, Carmelo Anthony admitted he was tired of saying the word “triangle." Apparently he’s also tired of listening to the word triangle. According to a basketball source, Anthony was not one of the 10 Knicks who were part of Phil Jackson’s triangle workshop held Tuesday and Wednesday in Tarrytown. -- New York Post

LeBron castoff gaining momentum in Knicks’ coaching search: Former Cavaliers coach David Blatt, who has been holed up in Atlanta, has told confidants he believes there’s “some interest” from the Knicks in him for their head-coaching job. -- New York Post