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Carmelo returns to Knicks lineup Tuesday night

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 21: Amare Stoudemire #1 , and Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks talk during their pre season game against the New Jersey Nets at Madison Square Garden on December 21, 2011 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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From the New York Times’ Howard Beck, via Steve Adamak:

Report from @bergenadamek at the Garden: Carmelo is back in the lineup tonight vs. Detroit.

Anthony’s struggles this season have been well-documented: he is currently behind only LeBron James and Kobe Bryant in usage rate, but he’s shooting just 39.4% from the floor and 30.3% from beyond the arc, he’s been a ball-stopper, and the Knicks are currently one of the worst offensive teams in the league. Anthony has been banged-up all season, which may account for his struggles -- if he’s on the floor for the Knicks, one would hope that he’s either healthy enough to score the ball the way he has throughout the vast majority of his career or ready to stop firing up shots that don’t have much of a chance of going in.