Carmelo Anthony claimed not to know what his former teammate JR Smith meant when Smith said everybody at the Knicks was “walking on eggshells.” Smith, the potent scoring guard who Phil Jackson sent to the Cavaliers as part of his Knicks rebuilding program, was the only Knick who expressed publicly how the players felt as they lost game after game trying to work with Jackson’s system.
According to the New York Post, Anthony said “I don’t know exactly what he meant by that.” But then the diplomatic Anthony proceeded to explain that he knows exactly what Smith meant–and that the agrees! “I’ve heard him say that before in conversations we’ve had,” Anthony told reporter Marc Berman. “Anytime something is new, trying to incorporate something, everybody’s trying to do the right things, so it can be a tense situation where you can feel like walking on eggshells. Because you don’t want to do the wrong thing. You want to impress the coaches, want to impress the front office, impress your teammates. If that’s what he’s coming from that standpoint, I agree with it.’’ Sure sounds like Carmelo Anthony knows what Smith meant, doesn’t it?