Wednesday's Knicks Links: J.R. Smith was not happy with trade to Cavs

J.R. Smith was angry and confused when Knicks traded him to Cavaliers: J.R. Smith, now playing for the hottest team in the NBA playoffs, said joining the Knicks was "the greatest decision I've ever made." But he doesn't understand why Phil Jackson traded him away more than a year ago. And he wasn't happy. -- New York Daily News

Knicks still don’t have a coach, but if Phil Jackson wants Kurt Rambis, what is he waiting for?: The coaching carousel is spinning and the stagnant Knicks are running out of alternatives to Kurt Rambis. So the question remains for Phil Jackson: if he wasn't going to conduct an earnest search, why hasn't he named Rambis the coach yet? -- New York Daily News

Carmelo Anthony eyes David Blatt with Porzingis upside: Though his buddy LeBron James couldn’t stand him, Carmelo Anthony said he likes the idea of hiring former Cavaliers coach David Blatt, according to a person familiar with his thinking. Blatt interviewed with the Knicks two weeks ago and is being considered for the position, despite erroneous reports it served only as a courtesy interview. -- New York Post