Anthony, 30, has played in just 40 of New York's 53 games this season because of a knee injury, and he sat out two of the team's last three games before the break. With the Knicks co-hosting All-Star Weekend with the Brooklyn Nets, some speculated that Anthony was saving himself for the All-Star Game.
While Anthony denied sitting out games with an eye on Sunday, he did say that he will get knee surgery if that is the best option.
Nothing all that new on the Carmelo/surgery front: "My mindset is, if (surgery) is something I have to get done, then I'm going to do that."— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 13, 2015
Anthony is averaging 24.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists while shooting 44.4 percent from the field this season.
In their first season under head coach Derek Fisher and president Phil Jackson, the Knicks are 10-43 and in last place in the Eastern Conference. They set a franchise record earlier this season with a 16-game losing streak.
- Paul Palladino