The small forward, who sprained his left ankle in the Knicks’ 103-98 win over Orlando on Monday, might not return this weekend, according to a report.
Carmelo Anthony will miss the New York Knicks’ game against Oklahoma City with a sprained left ankle, unable to take part in a Christmas Day showdown with Kevin Durant.
The moment that Anthony wants Woodson replaced, he will be gone. Even if the front office decided it was time to change coaches, does anyone really think it wouldn’t consult Anthony’s camp first?
There is a growing, ornery murmur among New Yorkers, and, really, it goes to the source. It’s directed at Jimmy Dolan. People are sick of his moves, his mouth and his product.
“I don’t listen to that guy, not at all,” the small forward said. “I don’t care about doubters. I really don’t, to be honest with you. The free agency, that’s not hanging over my head. I’ll deal with that in the offseason.”
NBA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony led the second team, joined by guards Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker, center Marc Gasol and forward Blake Griffin.
As to the outcome of Anthony’s exam? Neither a wait-and-see approach nor surgery would be surprising. However, this injury is more than a warning sign and it doesn’t bode well.
“I would be upset, too, if I was her,’’ Anthony said. “She’s always getting thrown into the mix of the Boston Celtics series. I would be upset if I was her. She’s her own person at the end of the day.”
Anthony is a wildly gifted player who could, and should, be more. If only he passed and played defense. Who knows how far he and the Knicks could go?
Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony will start in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game, multiple sources reported on Friday. Anthony was hurt early in the Knicks’ 92-88 loss to Toronto on Wednesday.
MSG employees were instructed to record every word that came out of Anthony’s mouth — both while on the court and on the bench — according to Dave D’Alessandro. Once the game was over, the audio was delivered to the CEO’s desk.
Carmelo Anthony wouldn’t take the blame for Jeremy Lin leaving the Knicks, but he did acknowledge that he’ll always take the brunt of criticism when things go wrong.