Carmelo Anthony’s nagging wrist, ankle, and thumb injuries continue to pose a problem for the New York Knicks. He did take part in practice this morning and the Knicks have said they will decide on his availability before their game against the Detroit Pistons, reports ESPN.
The Knicks have lost seven of their past eight games. Poor performance from Anthony last week caused head coach Mike D’Antoni to give the All-Star forward some time to rest, despite the team’s losing ways.
In 17 games this season Anthony has been averaging 23.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 4.3 assists a game for the Knicks, who have stumbled early to a 7-11 record. Over the course of his career he has averaged 24.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 3.1 assists. New York will play the Detroit Pistons tonight and then the Chicago Bulls on Thursday. If Anthony does not return tonight it is expected that he will almost most definitely return to play the Bulls at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.