Anthony has committed to playing for Team USA during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Adrian Wojnarowski of TheVertical.com reports. Anthony is chasing his third gold medal for Team USA when he heads to Rio this summer, although the team surrounding him this summer may look vastly different than in years past. Several players have been withdrawing their names from an Olympic bid because of growing health concerns while others are opting to stay home to rehab nagging injuries suffered during the NBA season. Anthony will inherit a leadership role on the team, with veterans like Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, and Stephen Curry all withdrawing their names from consideration.
Anthony accepted an invitation to play with Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Ian Begley of ESPN reports. Anthony has represented the United States in the past two Summer Olympics. Along with injury concerns come age concerns, as Anthony turned 32 in May. Depending on the final roster, there may not be a need for Anthony to play as much as he did in the past during the Olympics.
Anthony will be rested for the Knicks' regular season finale Tuesday versus Indiana. Anthony has played in each of the last three games, but he'll take the night off Tuesday as the Knicks' season comes to a disappointing close. The 31-year-old Anthony, who turns 32 next month, will close the year with averages of 21.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game in 72 contests.
Anthony could rest for Tuesday's finale against the Pacers, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports. The Knicks have already ruled Jose Calderon (thigh) and Kristaps Porzingis (shoulder) out for Tuesday's game, but coach Kurt Rambis said he's not yet sure whether or not Anthony will play. Rambis said he'll speak with Anthony later in the day and the two will come to a decision prior to game-time.
Anthony scored 21 points (7-16 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 6-6 FT) while adding six rebounds, three assists and a block in 25 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Raptors. Cleanthony Early and Langston Galloway both played more than 20 minutes each off the bench as the Knicks try to give their younger players some extra court time down the stretch, but Anthony still found a way to be productive without his usual workload. Expect him to start in the team's final game of the season, Tuesday in Indiana, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he played fewer than 30 minutes once again.
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