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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 6, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 11:45 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony strains groin against Jazz

Having Carmelo injured will probably be a blessing in disguise.  They have a chance to play as a team and actually get high percentage shots.



Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 11:27 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony strains groin against Jazz

Melo slows the ball down(often to a complete stop) and Amare keeps the ball moving.  Amare is clearly the better team player.  And if Melo doesn't get 25-30 shot sttempts a night he doesn't score more than 15 points from the floor the majority of the time. The guy is so incredibly overrated it should be a crime.



Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 11:07 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony strains groin against Jazz

You do realize they play well without Amare too, right?  LOL

D'Antoni hasn't implemented Melo and Amare into the offense.  That is the biggest issue.  Melo is leading the team in assists and points; he is a great player.  Lin may finally be the PG they need.  But they need Melo...and Amare..and they need these guys to learn to play together.  They are both alpha dogs and both share the blame for the issues with the team.

Everyone said they should trade Lebron or Wade...and I think Miami is glad they didn't; esp Lebron.

Phil will be on the sidelines next year and the Knicks and Heat will be fighting every year for the NBA Finals.  Then you will see Melo's worth.   Amare, not so sure.  He's gotta learn to play D first or at least try.



Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 11:03 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony strains groin against Jazz

If the Knicks don't trade Melo soon the rest of the league will catch on(the few teams that haven't yet) to the fact that he sucks and his value will plummet, netting us nothing. Deron Williams and Jeremy Lin on the Knicks together should be a devastating duo.



Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 10:41 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony strains groin against Jazz

This is a blessing in disguise.  They should try to trade Melo now while, hopefully, there is any interest in him throughout the league, try to get some solid role players and picks and build a solid team.



Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 10:37 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony strains groin against Jazz

Could it be any more obvious that Carmelo = addition by subtraction? Denver has the third best record in the NBA since trading the putz, and the Knicks have spiraled south. However, they tend to play rather competitively when Carmelo is in street clothes


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Since: Feb 6, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 10:30 pm
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Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2012 9:33 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony strains groin against Jazz

typical melo- always pulling his pud


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