Carmelo Anthony has been playing on a sore left knee
During the second quarter of the New York Knicks’ 117-113 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night, Carmelo Anthony appeared aggravated running on the court and ultimately spent the majority of the quarter treating his left knee in the locker room. The Knicks took their most significant dip during that time and the Bucks earned a 36-19 advantage in the quarter.
According to the Associated Press, Anthony’s injury is not new:
Anthony returned to the locker room for a couple of minutes in the second quarter to get his left knee retaped. Anthony said he aggravated the knee issue after hitting the floor while scrambling for a loose ball….
“It’s been sore since maybe the Cleveland game,” Anthony said. “I’ve had some tests. I really don’t know exactly what’s going on with it — I mean, I know what’s going on with it. But like I said, for me it’s just a matter of just not kind of thinking about and playing through it.”
In case you forgot, the Cleveland game Carmelo is referring to was the Cavaliers’ season opener against the Knicks on Oct. 30. The Knicks are now at 3-8 after last night’s loss to Milwaukee, where Anthony played 37 minutes and scored a team-high 26 points. Any hope of salvaging a surge this season is contingent upon Anthony’s comfortability within the new triangle offense, but more importantly, his health.