Knicks may bring Carmelo Anthony back sooner than expected
There’s a chance Carmelo Anthony will play Sunday against the Miami Heat or Tuesday against the Brooklyn Nets. He’s been out the last two games with a back injury and the Knicks have given indications that he could be out a while.Apparently, that may not be the case.
#Knicks have upgraded Carmelo Anthony from doubtful to questionable. Maybe they rush him back for limited use in light of this bad stretch.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) November 30, 2014
Carmelo did participate in shootaround this morning in Tarrytown but would bet he rests. Still, upgrade status good news for Tuesday.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) November 30, 2014
The Knicks have lost three in a row and five of their last six and have started the season 4-13. If Anthony is feeling better, that’s good news. But the Knicks had better hope that his back is actually healed, because bringing him back earlier than needed in a season that will probably end in a lottery berth, when they’ve just signed him to a five-year contract, isn’t smart. They can afford to be careful with him, and they should.