NEW ORLEANS (CBSNewYork/AP) — Things could go from bad to worse for the slumping New York Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony says a left knee injury that has been bothering him much of this season isn’t getting better and he’s not sure yet whether it’ll ultimately cause him to sit out more games, perhaps as early as Wednesday night in San Antonio.
“At this point it’s a matter of evaluating it and see. Some days are better than others,” the star forward said after Tuesday night’s 104-93 loss in New Orleans. “At this point it’s just a matter of sitting down with the training staff and coaches and seeing what’s best for everybody. … They’re going to have to pull me out because I’m not going to make that decision.”
Anthony said he’d have to evaluate how he feels on Wednesday.
“It’s a matter if I want to continue to play on it and the pain threshold,” he said. “The flip side to that is we are losing games. I hate to sit on the sidelines and watch my teammates.”
The Knicks (4-19) suffered their ninth straight defeat at the hands of the Pelicans. New York is now tied with Detroit for the most losses in the NBA.
“It’s hard to believe it,” Anthony said.
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