Jackson says that a trade might be best for Carmelo, Knicks

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Phil Jackson says Carmelo Anthony might ''be better off somewhere else,'' noting the New York Knicks haven't been able to win with him.

Jackson stopped short of saying he wanted to trade his All-Star forward, but acknowledged that their partnership ''hasn't worked out'' and certainly seems eager to explore a deal.

Jackson spoke to the local media Friday for the first time since September, after the Knicks finished 31-51 in their fourth straight season out of the playoffs.

The team's president of basketball operations says he believes there's been progress, but signaled he will start another rebuilding of the team, a year after acquiring a number of veterans he hoped would join Anthony in becoming a playoff squad.

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