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Carmelo Anthony out 1-2 weeks with strained groin

Posted on: February 6, 2012 8:09 pm
Edited on: February 7, 2012 5:54 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young



Update Tuesday 11:45 a.m.:  The Knicks announced Tuesday Carmelo Anthony is out 1-2 weeks with a strained right groin. So Linsanity better be sustainable or the Knicks could come completely apart. On the other hand, this might give the Knicks a chance to find some chemistry and success offensively without Melo. If the Knicks, who have won their past two games behind strong play from undrafted guard Jeremy Lin, keep winning without Melo, that's just going to get awkward. 


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Just when things were finally starting to look the tiniest bit positive for the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony had to leave Monday's game against the Jazz in the first quarter because of a strained groin.

Anthony injured the groin just running up the floor and did not return to the game. He will be evaluated and a timetable will be set after that. Melo had just returned from a stint on the bench to rest list of injuries that included a bad wrist, back and ankle.

The Knicks were already shorthanded without Amar'e Stoudemire, whose brother was killed in a car accident earlier in the day.

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Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: February 7, 2012 12:07 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony out 1-2 weeks with strained groin

2 years in row I have game tickets so my son can see Melo play, and he's out again.  I think with all these injuries the NBA should start giving refunds to the fans. 



Since: Feb 6, 2012
Posted on: February 7, 2012 11:19 am
 

Carmelo Anthony strains groin against Jazz

The fact that Denver is playing well, or maybe better since Melo left is over rated. No one can ever point out a team of alright talent playing over .500 basketball winning a ring. This is a "two, or three all-star on a Team to win" NBA now. Was upset to see Gallo and company go, but, I'll take my chances on building around Melo and STAT over what we had. We're just a point guard away from playing real basketball. And, so far, LIN is looking good enough to fill that need.




Since: Feb 6, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 9:21 am
 

Carmelo Anthony strains groin against Jazz

I thought it was cool that Melo came back in street clothes and celebrated the win with the team after the game. I honestly think the way that Lin is playing, it will actually help Anthony not have to do too much in terms of bringing up the ball and being a point forward most of the time. Anyone who watched the game against the Nets on Saturday saw that Melo was more than willing to let Lin do his thing...

Anthony, like anybody else who plays, doesn't want to be booed for stopping the ball (like he was earlier at the Garden) or shooting up terrible shots (like Toney Douglas is, now). Now, it looks like the key is finding a functional 2nd point guard to give Lin some rest, but when he is in there, he seems to have a good feel for the offense. That should just be enhanced, imo, with the presence of Melo and Stoudamire as he learns where they like to get the ball...


sugarcupid888
Since: Feb 6, 2012
Posted on: February 7, 2012 12:57 am
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Since: Dec 10, 2011
Posted on: February 7, 2012 12:51 am
 

Carmelo Anthony strains groin against Jazz

melo is good as hell, he will get the knicks a championship.  he's one of the best scorers in the nba and a BETTER defender then amare




Since: Dec 10, 2011
Posted on: February 7, 2012 12:50 am
 

Carmelo Anthony strains groin against Jazz

melo gets them high percentage shots


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Since: Feb 6, 2012
Posted on: February 7, 2012 12:29 am
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sexylollytall
Since: Feb 6, 2012
Posted on: February 7, 2012 12:20 am
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Since: Feb 6, 2012
Posted on: February 7, 2012 12:16 am
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Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: February 7, 2012 12:01 am
 

Carmelo Anthony strains groin against Jazz

so far melo has beena bust for the knicks.the guy they traded for him in denver is playing like gansbusters. maybe in the future it will change, but for now denver got the best of that deal.


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