Carmelo Anthony said that he will play tonight against the Golden State Warriors tonight, but he also said that his knee will never be 100% healthy again.
Surely, that’s got to be worrysome for the Knicks. They’ve already got Amar’e Stoudamire out for at least the next six weeks with knee problems. Now, Carmelo is going through the same thing. The Knicks’ superstar players are struggling to stay on the floor.
This has been a thing for Stoudamire before in his career, but with Anthony, his injury history hasn’t really been much of a history. For the most part, he’s had a clean bill of health.
Anthony has been out for the past three games with knee soreness, but there has been no structural damage reported in his knee. He hyperextended his knee against the Lakers, but other than that he hasn’t really had any knee problems.
With the way that this knee injury is bothering Anthony, that could hinder New York in the post season. Boston may end up playing a Knicks team without Carmelo. While they’ve been good without Melo, the Knicks are certainly a weaker team without him. I doubt they would be able to win a seven game series without him and Stoudamire on the floor. Melo is going to have to fight through this injury.
Currently, the Celtics are pegged to face New York in the first round. With all of these injuries New York is sustaining, this is perfect for the C’s. They don’t match up with a team in the East better than they do New York. They don’t want to play Brooklyn in the first round with all of the talent that’s on their roster and they don’t want to face the Pacers either.
It would be best for everyone if the C’s just stood pat in the sixth spot and played the Knicks. Besides, how many more times will we get to see Kevin Garnett in green in Madison Square?