New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony plans to play in Thursday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks in London, Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Anthony, 30, has not played since New Year's Eve because of a sore left knee. He said earlier this week that he thinks surgery will be his only option to treat the lingering injury.
In 30 games, Anthony is averaging 23.9 points per game—down 3.5 points from last season—to go with 6.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 36.1 minutes per game while shooting 45.3 percent from the field.
The Knicks are 0-10 without Anthony this season and enter Thursday with a 15-game losing streak, the longest in franchise history. New York is seeking to avoid losing in a third country this season, having already lost in the United States and Canada.
The Knicks’ last victory came against the Boston Celtics on Dec. 12. New York has lost 25 of its last 26 games and is 5-35 on the season.
The Knicks and Bucks play on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. ET.
- Phil Watson