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Carmelo Anthony | Forward | #7

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 240
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (3) / DEN
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Carmelo Anthony (sore left knee) and Derrick Rose (sore right foot) will not play against the Blazers on Thursday.
It will be Melo's second half off this month and his first March DNP was also due to his sore left knee. With the Knicks quickly falling out of the playoff race, the likelihood of Melo missing games goes up each day. With him out, the Knicks will give some big minutes to Mindaugas Kuzminskas while Kristaps Porzingis should be busy. Mar 23 - 8:29 PM

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Carmelo Anthony's minutes will be reduced over the final 12 games of the season.

The change will be immediate, with Melo playing fewer minutes on Wednesday vs. Utah. "[Coach Jeff Hornacek] mentioned today that he's going to start shortening minutes," Anthony said. Melo did not give details as to exactly how many minutes he might play. He logged only 25 on Monday, but that game was a blowout. The Knicks have a back-to-back on Wednesday and Thursday, so there is a possibility Melo sits out Thursday's contest. "That's not (anything) that we've discussed so far as of yet," Anthony said of missing the second night of a back-to-back.
Mar 21 - 7:47 PM

Carmelo Anthony hinted that he might be willing to waive his no-trade clause this offseason.

This year will be the fourth straight season the Knicks have failed to qualify for the playoffs. Speaking with reporters on Monday, Melo was introspective. "Honestly, I think about it a lot," he said. "I try to put everything into perspective. I think about [New York], I think postseason... It makes you want to think about what’s next or what could be next." Melo had been averaging over 36 minutes per game for the last two months but played just 25 in Monday night's blowout. He may be rested once or twice over New York's final 12 games.
Source: Newsday
Mar 21 - 9:26 AM

Carmelo Anthony made 6-of-18 from the field for 17 points with six rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and one turnover in 37 minutes during a 121-110 loss to the Nets on Thursday.

That's a disappointing line in a dream matchup at home, and Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) didn't even play. Anthony is on pace to have his first full month under 20 points per game since January of last season. The Knicks are likely to be out of the playoff race in a couple weeks, which means the Melo shutdown watch will be on. He's obviously worth using when he's active, but expect his value to trend down.
Mar 16 - 10:57 PM

Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points with 11 rebounds in Tuesday's 87-81 win over the Pacers.

Melo logged 41 minutes in the win, shooting 8-of-17 from the field and 3-of-5 from the line with one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek admitted before the game that the playoffs are basically out of reach, and while there's no talk of a potential shutdown yet, Melo's owners should be prepared for some maintenance days down the stretch. As for this week, the Knicks only have more game and it's against the Nets on Thursday.
Mar 14 - 10:06 PM

Speaking with reporters pregame, coach Jeff Hornacek admitted that the playoffs were essentially out of reach for the Knicks.

Hornacek was simply addressing the obvious, as the Knicks are now seven games behind the eighth-seeded Bucks. From a fantasy standpoint, there is some concern that the Knicks may begin to consider resting veterans such as Carmelo Anthony. However, Melo is actually averaging 36.9 minutes per game in March, his highest averaging in any month this season. We'll see if that changes shortly, but for now, it appears Anthony should be safe from a late-season shutdown.
Mar 14 - 6:09 PM

Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points on Sunday with seven rebounds, three assists, one block, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in 37 minutes.

Jeff Hornacek wanted Melo to get more shots up after he took just nine shots vs. the Pistons on Saturday, and he matched that total in the first quarter alone tonight. He wound up taking a game-high 26 shots but made only 10 of them, and tonight's loss drops New York seven full games out of the playoff picture. In other news, Melo has now scored more than 10,000 points in a Knicks uniform, putting him seventh in franchise history.
Mar 12 - 8:52 PM

Carmelo Anthony hinted that his quiet night on Saturday vs. the Pistons could be attributed to the triangle offense.

"We were just playing within the offense and just taking what they were giving me," Anthony said. "Just play the right way in this system." For just the third time in his career, Melo took fewer than 10 shots while playing at least 35 minutes. He had a season-low 15.2 usage rate and finished with just 13 points. Not only is his fantasy value trending down, but Melo is also on shut-down watch with the Knicks sitting 6.5 games behind the No. 8 seed in the East.
Mar 12 - 9:15 AM

Carmelo Anthony made just 4-of-9 from the field for 13 points in 36 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday, adding one rebound, four assists and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

He only had a season-low 15.2 usage rate in his game and there has been a hard downward trend lately. He only had an 18.7 and an 18.9 usage rate in his previous two games, which is very un-Melo. Before this drop, Melo did not have a single game this season with a usage rate below 19. This is probably more of a fluke than anything, but Melo's fantasy value is not looking good due to the Knicks falling out of the playoff race. He could be a shutdown candidate, but should still be a must-start player when he's active.
Mar 11 - 8:17 PM

Carmelo Anthony (left knee) played 40 minutes vs. the Bucks on Wednesday, hitting 6-of-13 shots for 16 points, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and just two turnovers.

Melo said that his surgically-repaired knee "got sore throughout the course of the day [on Monday]," but he and coach Jeff Hornacek both downplayed the severity of the injury. It sounds like more of a maintenance day in the second half of a back-to-back set, so it's worth mentioning that New York plays on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend.
Mar 8 - 11:13 PM

Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said that Carmelo Anthony's sore left knee is feeling better, and confirmed that Melo will play Wednesday vs. Milwaukee.

It looks like Melo's absence from Monday's game was just the Knicks being cautious with his surgically repaired knee on the second game of a back-to-back set, but he'll be back in action tonight without a minutes limit, which will result in Ron Baker heading back to the bench. Anthony has actually only missed two games this season, so hopefully his sore knee doesn't turn into a lingering issue. Feel free to get him active.
Mar 8 - 12:13 PM

Carmelo Anthony (sore left knee) said he will play Wednesday vs. the Bucks.

Anthony injured his knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Warriors and sat out Monday night's game in Orlando. However, he is traveling with the team and receiving treatment. "It got sore throughout the course of the day," Anthony said. "It was better for me to rest it and get these days and get ready for Milwaukee." Melo has missed only two games this season, and this injury obviously appears to be minor. Ron Baker, who started on Monday, will be bumped back to the bench.
Source: Newsday
Mar 7 - 10:15 AM

Carmelo Anthony (sore left knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Magic.

Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said that Anthony "wrenched" his knee racing back to block a shot on Sunday, and given that this is Melo's surgically repaired knee, the Knicks will err on the side of caution and hold him out. Mindaugas Kuzminskas or Justin Holiday could be moving into the starting five tonight sans Melo, and both Derrick Rose and Kristaps Porzingis will be tasked with the heavy lifting on offense. Anthony should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game in Milwaukee.

Carmelo Anthony scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting Sunday, to go with six rebounds, one 3-pointer, two assists, two blocks and two turnovers in 35 minutes.

Melo had been in a bit of a shooting rut coming into this one, so hopefully, he's ready to get things back on track after today's efficient outing. As a side note, Sunday's game marked Anthony's 400th career outing in a Knicks' uniform, and his 9,951 points with the New York franchise are the most points scored by a Knickerbocker in their first 400 games with the team.
Mar 5 - 7:18 PM

Carmelo Anthony refuses even to entertain the thought of the Knicks tanking this season and said that it is a "terrible way to think."

"We’re the ones that are out there playing and trying to win basketball games," Anthony said. "I think it’s easier from the outside looking in, from a fan perspective, to say, OK, just tank, just lose games." The good news for fantasy owners is that it appears the Knicks have no intention shutting Anthony down or even limiting his minutes. In fact, Melo is averaging a whopping 38.3 minutes per game over New York's last seven contests.
Source: Newsday
Mar 4 - 9:58 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Ron Baker
3Chasson Randle
4Sasha Vujacic
SG1Courtney Lee
2Justin Holiday
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Lance Thomas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Mindaugas Kuzminskas
3Maurice Ndour
C1Joakim Noah
2Willy Hernangomez
3Kyle O'Quinn
4Marshall Plumlee