Carmelo Anthony is being listed as questionable by the Knicks for tomorrow nights game against the Cavaliers according to Ian Begley of ESPN-NY
The Knicks said that he did not go for an X-ray to further examine the injury.
After the game last night, Anthony was reported as saying “It was a hard foul. I couldn’t catch my fall. It was an awkward fall. Right now I’m sore.”
Both Knicks Head Coach Mike Woodson and General Manager Glen Grunwald both thought after the game the injury was not considered serious.
Anthony has already missed two games this season with a lacerated left middle finger that required five stitches. The Knicks went 1-1 in those two games, defeating the Heat and losing to the Bulls, both on the road.
I think that the same thought process that Tyson Chandler has had with injuries this season should once again be applied here.
Anthony is too important to this team to try to be a hero and come back sooner than his injury would normally allow. If he is not 100% for Saturday, sit him out and let the ankle rest. Missing one game in December is better than missing two weeks or more, because you came back too soon.
No offense to the Cavs, but the Knicks, even without Anthony, should be able to beat them at home. With some tough games coming up next week, including the Rockets, Nets and Bulls coming to the Garden, having Anthony 100% for those games would be good.