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Carmelo Anthony | Forward

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 240
College: Syracuse
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Carmelo Anthony said that he's "ahead of schedule" in his recovery during a recent interview, and that being ready for training camp next season is a non-issue.
"I’ll be ready in June," Anthony said. "I’ll probably be ready a little before June, back to my regular program and working out... The rehab is going extremely well. I feel very positive where I will be about next training camp. I’m actually excited about the progress I’ve made in a short period of time." It sounds like Anthony will have no problem being ready for training camp next season after only making it through 40 games this year. He has first-round upside, but knee injuries are nothing to play with, so he'll certainly carry some risk with an early-round selection in next year's fantasy drafts. Apr 17 - 11:37 AM

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Carmelo Anthony said he doesn't think he'll ever be 100 percent, but will be fully-recored and injury-free in time for training camp.

While it isn't exactly reassuring to hear a 30-year-old coming off knee surgery say he won't ever be 100 percent, it sounds like Melo will be ready to roll for the 2015-16 season. "I don't think I'll ever be a hundred percent, but as far as being fully recovered, injury-free, I'll be at that point," Anthony said. "If I lost my drive over this time then I shouldn't even be here, to be honest with you. My drive, everything that I've been through, and even this year in particular, I'm like pulling my hair out right now because I'm ready to get back on the court. I'm ready to prove everybody wrong." Anthony has the potential to deliver first-round fantasy value next season, but would be a very risky proposition at that draft spot coming off knee surgery.
Apr 16 - 2:01 PM

Carmelo Anthony said on Thursday that he wouldn't have a problem with becoming the No. 2 option on the Knicks if they're able to land another superstar.

No, it's not April Fool's Day, as that happened a couple weeks ago. And whether the Knicks are able to get a superstar to come play for a team that was led by Langston Galloway, Jason Smith, Tim Hardaway and Cole Aldrich for much of the season isn't going to be an easy task. And finally, whether Melo can actually happily become a support player is also up for debate. It should be an interesting summer in New York. Marc Berman of the Post also reports that Melo's ahead of schedule as he recovers from knee surgery. He's expected to begin running and basketball activities on June 1, and then will start scrimmaging at a later date. He should be ready for the start of next season.
Apr 16 - 12:27 PM

Carmelo Anthony has been present before Knicks home games, but won't sit on the bench due to safety reasons.

Anthony has been rehabbing at Madison Square Garden for the last three weeks and has been around for pre-game stretching, but doesn't want to sit on the bench for fear of a diving player crashing into him. He's out for the rest of the 2014-15 season, but it sounds like his rehab is going as planned and he should be ready to start training in June.
Apr 2 - 11:10 AM

Phil Jackson defended Carmelo Anthony's performance this season by saying that he was playing "on one leg."

"He’s a guy we want something like he was three years ago,’’ Jackson said. "This season, he played like on one leg, it seemed to me. Even from the start, it looked like he was favoring that leg. I hope he moves on from that because he’s the leader of this team and has to be that.’’ Anthony played through a partial torn patellar tendon in his left knee this season, so it's understandable why he struggled so much. The good news is that he is reportedly progressing well, and the Knicks are hoping that he will be able to start training in June. As always, we will continue to track his progress every step of the way.
Mar 14 - 9:29 AM

Phil Jackson said that the Knicks are hopeful Carmelo Anthony can begin training in June.

Carmelo's initial timetable was set at 4-6 months in February, so it sounds like Phil is hopeful Melo will be able to meet the early end of that timetable. We'll continue to track Carmelo's progress every step of the way, and although it's early, all signs are pointing towards Anthony being ready to go by next season.
Mar 12 - 5:08 PM

Carmelo Anthony played through "most of last season with a partial tear of the left patellar tendon," according to the New York Post.

If true, that means Melo was re-signed to a max deal with the Knicks very much aware of the knee condition. It doesn't really much matter at this point with Anthony having undergone surgery and is now out for the season, but it would help to explain a few things. All indications are Anthony will be fine for next season, but we'll have a better idea of his healing process after the next few months.
Feb 23 - 9:37 AM

Carmelo Anthony had a successful left knee patella tendon debridement and repair surgery on Thursday.

His season is officially over and he'll be re-evalulated in eight weeks. Anthony is expected to need 4-6 months to recover and he should be ready to go next season. Although, his durability isn't quite as reliable these days. With Melo out, the Knicks are going to have a tough time finding some scoring on the wing. Most owners can just see how it plays out with the exception of adding Jason Smith.
Feb 19 - 12:33 PM

Phil Jackson’s possible 4-6 month timetable for Carmelo Anthony (knee) seems like a worst-case scenario, according to leading orthopedic surgeon Wellington K. Hsu.

The Knicks could be expecting other damage to his knee during or after the surgery. "Something more could be needed to be done like meniscus cartilage," Hsu said. "The primary problem is the patellar tendon, but more procedures would prolong recovery, more time would be needed for full range of motion." Anthony will be re-evaluated after eight weeks.
Feb 19 - 10:06 AM

The Knicks confirmed on Wednesday that Carmelo Anthony will have a left knee patella tendon debridement and repair later this week.

It will end his season and he is expected to need 4-6 months to recover. Anthony should be ready to roll for training camp in October. His fantasy owners can keep him on their roster until he has the surgery, in case they're a little worried for scenario like LaMarcus Aldridge, who changed his mind about having surgery. With Melo out, the Knicks are going to need Jason Smith to do more on offense. Meanwhile, somehow Langston Galloway, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Cleanthony Early will have to play better. Smith is really the only guy worth owning in standard leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 18 - 3:10 PM

Carmelo Anthony will opt to have surgery on his knee and will not play for the remainder of the season according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

The time has finally come. The Knicks are expected to formally announce their decision on Wednesday afternoon, and it's now officially safe for owners in all leagues to move on. The Knicks were going absolutely nowhere this season, so it makes sense for them to err on the side of caution. Lance Thomas, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Langston Galloway will all see increased opportunities without Melo in the lineup, while the Knicks may also decide to give rookie Cleanthony Early an extensive look as well. With Melo opting to have surgery now, it will allow him ample to time to recover in time for training camp next season.

Carmelo Anthony scored 14 points with two 3-pointers, seven boards, one steal and one block in 30 minutes on Sunday, playing through a sore knee that may shut him down after the break.

His teammates looked for him all game, trying to get him going in front of the New York crowd, but Melo was cold and finished 6-of-20 from the field including a 2-of-13 mark from downtown. He hasn't confirmed that he'll shut it down in the near future, but last week he told ESPN that it was a "very likely" scenario, and owners should prepare to be without him for fantasy playoffs. For now, at least, it appears he'll be in uniform vs. the Heat on Friday.
Feb 15 - 11:25 PM

Carmelo Anthony will play in the All-Star game on Sunday night despite concerns over his knee.

Melo went through a light practice on Saturday and said that his knee didn't give him any problems, but also added that he didn't push it too hard either. He is reportedly still undecided on whether or not he will shut it down after the All-Star break, but his owners should be preparing for the worst. When he does eventually hang it up, more opportunities will fall to guys like Langston Galloway, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Lance Thomas, while rookie Cleanthony Early could see some run as well. We will continue to pass along any information regarding Melo so stay tuned for updates.

Speaking to the media on Friday, Carmelo Anthony said he is still undecided on whether or not he will shut it down following the All-Star break.

"My mindset is, if [surgery] is something I have to get done, then I'm going to do that," said Anthony. Well, he does need surgery, so now it's just a matter of how long he can delay it. Perhaps Melo does suit up for a handful of games after the All-Star break, but all signs are pointing towards an eventual shut down. It simply does not make sense for Anthony to risk a long-term injury playing for a team that is trying to lose, and at this point, it's too late for owners to move him in a competitive league. Unfortunately, until things are official, he presents too much upside to drop in most leagues.
Feb 13 - 12:29 PM

Carmelo Anthony stated during a recent interview that "the onus is on the front office" to start building a championship contender.

"As players, the only thing we can do is go out and try to compete on a nightly basis and try to get wins and try to get better," said Anthony. "But I think the onus is on the front office, and they've got a task ahead of them to start building for now and for the future." When Melo was asked about the current prospects the Knicks have he mentioned Tim Hardaway Jr., but was unsure of the rest of the scrubs on the roster. Phil Jackson indeed has plenty of work to do.
Source: ESPN
Feb 13 - 11:33 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Shane Larkin
2Jose Calderon
SG1Langston Galloway
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
3Ricky Ledo
4Alexey Shved
SF1Lance Thomas
2Cleanthony Early
3Carmelo Anthony
PF1Andrea Bargnani
2Travis Wear
3Quincy Acy
C1Louis Amundson
2Jason Smith
3Cole Aldrich