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Melo out vs. Heat Friday, Rockets Saturday

Posted on: January 27, 2012 11:16 am
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Carmelo Anthony is out Friday vs. Miami. (Getty Images)
By Matt Moore

Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni announced Friday that forward Carmelo Anthony would miss both the Knicks' game against the Miami Heat in Miami Friday night and against the Rockets Saturday night. Anthony has been battling left hand and wrist, and right wrist injuries. 

Anthony has played through the injuries in the last few games but commented after the Knicks' loss to the Nuggets last week that the may need to sit a few games to heal. More damage done during the Knicks' loss to the Cavaliers likely sealed the deal. The Knicks' sole bright spot in the last week and a half has been their play vs. the Bobcats, a game in which Anthon was a non-factor, hardly shooting compared to his normal rate. If the Knicks were to somehow get the win over the Heat in Miami, the questions about Anthony's role on the Knicks will reach an even higher temperature.

Anthony said he "tried to be a superhero" and play through the injuries but that he should have rested recently.  

The Knicks will also be without Baron Davis for yet another game. Davis has been out with a bulging disc in his back and trying to get into playing condition. Josh Harrellson is also out for the Knicks, which means their frontcourt is going to be very thin against the Heat. Bill Walker will get the start for New York in place of Anthony.  

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Comments

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 1:07 pm
 

Melo out vs. Heat Friday, Rockets Saturday

This tends to happen when you take 90% of your team's shots. He had the same problem in Denver.



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:52 pm
 

Melo out vs. Heat Friday, Rockets Saturday

Knicks fan here...glad he's sitting. No point in chucking up shots when you're hurting. Oh yeah, Kobe goes SO HARD, because there's nobody else there to carry the scoring load. You think Gasol and Bynum are going to put up 25 a game each? Get real. At least with Melo sitting, the Knicks still have Amar'e to take over. Yes, our record is lousy, but I have faith we will right the ship and still make the playoffs and every analyst says "It's just about making the playoffs this year." Once you're in the playoffs, the sky is the limit and this Knicks team will be scary by then.



Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:40 pm
 

Melo out vs. Heat Friday, Rockets Saturday

what awful news

I'll miss him and his 1 point performances.

go knicks



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:18 pm
 

Melo out vs. Heat Friday, Rockets Saturday

They don't need him! They seam to play better when he isn't there ball hogging around!



Since: Apr 13, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:10 pm
 

Melo out vs. Heat Friday, Rockets Saturday

Just goes to show you how HARD Kobe goes... Kobe has torn ligiments in his wrist and hasnt missed a game, damn I thought Melo was better then that...



Since: Sep 18, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 11:51 am
 

Melo out vs. Heat Friday, Rockets Saturday

sounds like a cop out to me. he sprained it several days ago and still played but now they face the heat so its time to rest it... lol mele = selfish n overrated crybaby. 40 % from the field is horrid and i remember last year a time amare took a charge and melo standing 5 feet away didnt even bother to help him up . what a teammate...watch every team in the league when someone takes a charge their teammates rush from like half court sometimes to pick em up




Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2012 11:34 am
 

Melo out vs. Heat Friday, Rockets Saturday

Poor Melo



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