Knicks legend Earl "The Pearl" Monroe thinks Phil Jackson did not give Carmelo Anthony the right complimentary pieces to give the star forward a chance to succeed.
"I thought this team was going to be pretty good with Derrick Rose coming in and Courtney Lee, though I'm not sure he's a starting guard,'' Monroe told Marc Berman of The Post. "But there was no chemistry, not even in the locker room. And Melo, he has done what he was brought here to do.
"Phil needed to put people around him that do what he doesn't do. That's up to management. Melo played up to his strengths and he played up to his weaknesses. He's always been that player. You need to augment him with the right other pieces."