The blockbuster trade for Carmelo Anthony(notes) by the New York Knicks may not be good news for team president Donnie Walsh, according to the New York Post.
As Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski has pointed out, the trade has all the fingerprints of former Knicks exec Isiah Thomas on it, which could mean that team owner James Dolan won't be picking up the option to have Walsh at the helm for one more year.
The Post reports that two of its sources say that Walsh "bolted for Indiana to see his family during All-Star weekend" when "negotiations for Anthony heated up in Los Angeles with Dolan."
One of those sources said that Walsh split "because he was irritated and felt it was a waste of time being in New York since trade negotiations were taking place in Los Angeles without him, and with Thomas advising Dolan." Meanwhile, another source told the Post that "Thomas wanted to make the deal more than Walsh did."