Carmelo Anthony yet to hold talks with Phil Jackson

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New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is yet to hold a formal meeting with star player Carmelo Anthony.

Former NBA head coach Jackson took over the reins at Madison Square Garden at the beginning of last week but is yet to hold lengthy discussions with Anthony.

Anthony's future is said to be far from set in stone as he has just one year left on his contract.

The 29-year-old has the option to buy himself out of of the last remaining year of his contract if he fails to extend his stay at Madison Square Garden.

One of Jackson's main responsibilities at the New York Knicks will be to retain the services of Anthony and to build a team which can compete for the NBA Championship.

However Anthony, speaking to ESPN after the New York Knicks' defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers, hinted he had only had a brief conversation with the Eastern Conference franchise's new head of basketball operations.

"I have only seen him here and there, not that we sat down and talked. But we'll figure that out. I'm pretty sure we'll get together very soon."

The New York Knicks small forward also stated his disappointment at his side's defeat against the struggling Los Angeles Lakers.

Anthony's side remain one place outside of the Eastern Conference playoff places - three wins behind the Atlanta Hawks in eighth.

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