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Carmelo Anthony | Forward | #7

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 235
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (3) / DEN
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Carmelo Anthony (sore left knee) has had two MRIs in the last three weeks, sources told Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.
Despite both coming back clean, "the concern over his long-term health is very real," per Isola. Obviously there are a number of things going wrong in New York right now, and Melo's health woes are right at the top of the list. If the soreness in his surgically-repaired knee doesn't improve after the All-Star break, Melo will be a shutdown candidate as the Knicks fall further and further out of the playoff race. Anthony's absence would mean more minutes for Langston Galloway, Derrick Williams and Lance Thomas while Kristaps Porzingis and Arron Afflalo would each assume a larger role in the offense. Feb 8 - 11:14 AM

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Carmelo Anthony (knee) has been assured that the pain in his surgically-repaired knee is "part of the recovery," but he suggested that he might sit out more games to rest his knee.

"I can feel it when I'm out there, as far as the rhythm, mechanically shooting the ball," said Anthony. "It's not aligned for me right now." He has missed three of the Knicks' past eight games and although the All-Star break should help, owners have to prepare for occasional DNPs down the stretch. Melo's recent MRI came back negative and he said on Sunday that he intends to play in the All-Star game, which at least suggests that he's not overly concerned.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 7 - 8:29 PM

Carmelo Anthony (knee) said that he will play in the All-Star game, though he admitted that his knee "[isn't] gonna heal in a week ... or even two weeks."

He recently had a precautionary MRI which ruled out structural damage, and Derek Fisher thinks Melo will be fine "long term," but this is still a huge concern for fantasy owners. New York is five games out of the playoff picture, dropping nine of their past 10 games, and the prospect of a shutdown looms larger with each defeat. His fantasy appeal is tanking, making it hard to extract value in a trade, but owners may want to see what opposing GMs think he's worth.
Feb 7 - 4:52 PM

Carmelo Anthony (knee) finished Sunday's home loss with 21 points (7-of-19 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs), six rebounds, seven assists and three turnovers in 35 minutes.

Melo is shooting a career-worst 42.4 percent from the field and his surgically-repaired knee is a constant concern for fantasy owners, though coach Derek Fisher tried to downplay the severity. "I think he'll be fine long term," Fisher said. "I think we just have to get through this next set of days into the break and hopefully re-evaluate him from there in terms of something that's not reoccurring." This loss knocked New York five games behind the No. 8 seed Pistons, and Melo's owners can only hope that they don't fall further out of the playoff picture.
Source: AP
Feb 7 - 4:29 PM

Carmelo Anthony (knee) will start on Sunday vs. the Nuggets.

He participated in Saturday's light practice and was always expected to return to the court against his former team. Anthony is still battling soreness in his knee and clearly isn't 100 percent, so the shut-down risk will grow if the Knicks don't start winning games. They have lost four straight. Langston Galloway will return to the bench for Sunday's game.
Feb 7 - 11:19 AM

Knicks coach Derek Fisher said that Carmelo Anthony will be fine "long-term."

"He’s carrying a big load,’’ Fisher said. "Coming off an ankle injury, he got thrown into an intense week. It hasn’t calmed down completely since then. He’ll be fine long-term, but we just have to get through these next seven days and hopefully reevaluate from there so it’s not something that’s recurring.’’ An MRI came back clean and Anthony is expected to play on Sunday vs. Denver, but his owners should be concerned about a possible shutdown after the All-Star break.
Feb 6 - 9:22 AM

Carmelo Anthony (left knee) will not play against the Grizzlies on Friday night.

This is his surgically repaired knee that also kept him out for two games last month. An MRI ruled out any structural damage, but this isn't the usual DNP-REST with the news of needing an MRI. Coach Derek Fisher said there is no thought of shutting him down, but Melo could miss more games. Langston Galloway and Derrick Williams are the beneficiaries here while Arron Afflalo and Kristaps Porzingis also get more shots.
Feb 5 - 5:51 PM

Carmelo Anthony made 4-of-18 from the field and 10-of-14 from the line for 19 points against the Pistons during a 111-105 loss on Thursday, adding 11 rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He's not shooting the ball well at all. In his last six, he's made 32.6 percent from the field for 17.2 points per game. Only 15.7 percent of his shots have been at the rim and he's not hitting jumpers either. The good news is that his dimes and boards are up. With some concern about his knees last month, there's slightly more concern of Melo missing games. To be clear, there is no word of him being hurt right now.
Feb 4 - 11:19 PM

Carmelo Anthony had 16 points, 14 rebounds and four assists before fouling out of Tuesday's loss to the Celtics.

His shooting still isn't pretty, as he's hit just 17-of-48 shots over his last three games, but in an odd coincidence, he's also double-doubled in all three of those, averaging 19.7 points and 11.3 rebounds. He's making his money on the boards and at the free throw line right now, as he's hit 22-of-26 free throws over that stretch. Now let's just hope his shot starts falling and his knee stays healthy. And we'll admit that neither is guaranteed to happen.
Feb 2 - 10:31 PM

Carmelo Anthony double-doubled in Sunday's loss to the Warriors, scoring 24 points with 10 boards in 36 minutes.

He shot 8-of-18 from the field and added two assists, two blocks and three turnovers, but it was encouraging that he was able to play such heavy minutes. Anthony has admitted that he is still battling soreness in his surgically-repaired left knee, so it's not the worst idea to sell high. The Knicks will need to start winning some games to lower the shut-down risk.
Jan 31 - 10:30 PM

Carmelo Anthony said that he is still experiencing discomfort in his knee.

"It’s still there," Anthony said of the soreness. "But if I wait until there’s no soreness, then I’ll be out the whole season." While it sounds like he wants to keep playing, the All-Star forward's knee concern are not going away any time soon and his owners should be a little concerned. If the Knicks can stay somewhat relevant in the East, the shut-down risk won't be as high. If you do own Anthony, it's not a bad idea to handcuff him with Derrick Williams in a deeper league.
Source: ESPN
Jan 30 - 9:24 AM

Carmelo Anthony (knee) flirted with a triple-double against the Suns on Friday during an easy 102-84 win, scoring 19 points with 10 rebounds, eight assists, four steals and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

He was just 5-of-14 from the field, but his knee issues didn't seem to be apparent. Anthony was looking to pass much more than usual, but there's no need to draw conclusions here. Hopefully, his knee soreness is behind him, but that joint will be under the microscope going forward.
Jan 29 - 10:27 PM

Carmelo Anthony (knee) and Kristaps Porzingis (illness) will play and Jose Calderon (groin) will not on Friday against the Suns.

Anthony still has some soreness in his knee as of Thursday, but the plan was for him to play tonight. With Melo back, that'll move Lance Thomas back to the bench while Derrick Williams becomes less important. There should also be less Arron Afflalo post-ups. Get Melo in your lineups.
Jan 29 - 5:50 PM

Carmelo Anthony (knee) said most of the soreness in his knee is gone and is questionable to play against the Suns on Friday.

He did make it sound like there's chance he plays Friday. "I don’t want to come back and deal with a back-to-back situation,’’ Anthony said at Thursday's morning shootaround. "I’ll have another day under my belt and hopefully prepare for tomorrow.’’ The fact that he still even has some soreness is somewhat discouraging. If he can't go, we'll see more Derrick Williams, Lance Thomas and way too many Arron Afflalo post-up plays.
Jan 29 - 2:55 PM

Carmelo Anthony did not seem very concerned at all that he's been experiencing pain in his surgically repaired left knee, and said on Thursday that he expects to play Friday vs. the Suns.

"I’m very confident that this is nothing but some fatigue, a little bit of soreness," Anthony said. Melo will miss his second straight game on Thursday with soreness in his knee, but he said that the reason he's not playing vs. Toronto is because it's the first game of a back-to-back set, and he's hoping the extra day of rest will have him pain free in time for Friday's game. Check back for another update on Melo following Friday morning's shootaround.
Jan 28 - 5:26 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Jose Calderon
2Jerian Grant
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Langston Galloway
3Sasha Vujacic
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Lance Thomas
3Thanasis Antetokounmpo
4Cleanthony Early
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Derrick Williams
C1Robin Lopez
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Kevin Seraphin
4Lou Amundson