Melo says it’s ‘very likely’ season ends after All-Star Game

By on February 13, 2015

Carmelo Anthony, who eventually will need knee surgery, says he'll play in Sunday's All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden 'even it it's for a few minutes.'Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports Carmelo Anthony, who eventually will need knee surgery, says he’ll play in Sunday’s All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden ‘even it it’s for a few minutes.’

Carmelo Anthony has decided to bless the

His knee flared up in Monday’s loss to Miami, causing him to miss Wednesday’s game against Orlando. He spoke after the Miami game of the likelihood that he may need surgery, even injecting a little uncertainty into whether he will play in Sunday’s game.

“It’s little things that I’m doing out there on the court,” Anthony said after the loss to the Heat. “I’m restricted, I’m not getting that power or that bounce, and then to do something like I did today, I think I’m getting closer to that point. I think due to the lack of movement, the lack of explosiveness I have right now — I’m just trying to compensate and try to figure it out as it goes along. I mean, it’s frustrating- just trying to fight through it and trying to now finally get to the bottom of it and take care of it, and then with the losing record, all of that kind of plays into it.”

The Daily News’ Frank Isola first reported in December that Anthony has been playing with left knee soreness to that point and that surgery could be an option.

On Thursday, Anthony revisited the surgery theme, saying it wouldn’t interrupt off-season workouts or training camp.

“That’s why if anything was to get done, I want to get it done right away so I’m not taking time and missing training camp and things like that,” Anthony told ESPN. “When I come back to training camp, I want to be sharp.”

Anthony has been held out of the second game of two of the past three back-to-back sequences for the Knicks and missed six straight games last month because of knee soreness. He has missed 11 games total because of the knee.

Fans might be upset by the idea that Anthony will miss the rest of the season.

But according to Knicks team owner, James Dolan, they now have a choice: Start rooting for the Nets.

Dolan recently told a disgruntled fan to start cheering for the Nets “because the Knicks don’t want you” in an Email exchange, according to a story posted on Deadspin on Sunday.

If Anthony doesn’t play the rest of the season, that may become a new reality.

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