Report: Carmelo Anthony to undergo surgery; out for the rest of the season
There’s been a lot of talk about New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony’s knee issues and as per league sources, the Knicks will announce shutting him down for the rest of the season on Wednesday. Although the specific nature of his left knee injury is unknown so far, Anthony has been hurting leading to minutes restriction and rests on the second night of a back to back.
Despite the chatter on his knee problems going on for the past month, Anthony logged 30 minutes and scored 14 points on 6 of 14 shooting in the All-Star Game this past Sunday at the Madison Square Garden.
In the 40 games, he played, Anthony has averaged 24.2 points and 6.6 rebounds but couldn’t carry the Knicks all by himself. The lack of a supporting cast along with Phil Jackson’s failed experiment have led to the team having one of their worst season in recent times. The team has won only 10 games out of 53, which is the worst of all 30 teams at the All-Star Weekend.
With the current state of the Knicks, Anthony’s absence would not make a significant difference to where the team would finish at the end of the season. So it makes sense for the franchise to let their superstar undergo the necessary surgery so as to heal in time to train in the off-season.