Posted by Royce Young
Update 7:26 p.m.: Carmelo Anthony is back in the starting lineup for the Knicks tonight vs. Detroit. Davis is out.
Carmelo Anthony was said to be doubtful Monday for Tuesday's game against Detroit by head coach Mike D'Antoni but is being called a "gametime decision" as of shootaround, via the New York Daily News.
Anthony has missed the Knicks last two games because of wrist and ankle injuries. He tried to return from both injuries last week but sturggled shooting the ball and made the decision to sit until he's healthy.
Obviously the Knicks need Carmelo back as they've been a mess offensively and have limped along this season, dropping to 7-13 with a loss Saturday in Houston. The Knicks have dropped nine of their last 10.
Baron Davis, who was thought to potentially be ready, likely won't be good to go until next week. He didn't have a setback, according to D'Antoni, but the team just wants him to be ready.
Anthony is averaging 23.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game for New York.