Carmelo Anthony will play tonight vs. Raptors

Speaking with the media Carmelo Anthony said that he hasn’t had any additional tests on his right shoulder because no matter what they tell him he’s not sitting out (Iannazzone on Twitter).

Harris Decker

I love this from Carmelo Anthony. People can say that he’s “not a winner” and to that I say this guy probably can’t move his shoulder and has no doubts about playing tonight. He added that “Until the numbers say we’re eliminated, I’m not going to sit out.” As a Knicks fan, that just makes me happy. He might might stay or he might go but I’m proud that Anthony wants to fight.



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mel brown
mel brown

I can give  4 reasons Melo need to play..

darealeric
darealeric

Melo and Dolan are a match made in heaven. The immediate second Melo realized he was failing the team in a crucial game, he decided to blame that pesky old shoulder again from a few seasons ago. And, in that immediate moment, Dolan was hoping Melo would do that too.

moneymitch
moneymitch

he's the reason we lost against the wizards.if your shoulder hurt and you cant make shots pass the ball,play make, be a decoy.especially when other knicks like JR and Amare are hot throughout the game. People act like melo ony job is scoring.if he wanna win play defense and shut down the oppsoing best player

darealeric
darealeric

Woody needs to be fired the immediate second a final buzzer sounds eliminating the Knicks, whether it occurs in a Knicks loss or Hawks win.

Anti_u
Anti_u

I love Melo, but the Knicks would be stupid to give him a max contract to stay here. We all know the roster is flawed, as well as the coaching, but any other "superstar" gets this team at least in the playoffs.

chudogz1
chudogz1

When is Woody getting axed? Go Knicks

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

Melo's probably the lone Knick that has really put in the work all season long. He's made mistakes, hasn't been smart at times. But he's the only player that has brought it every night.


That being said, he should really focus on being healthy and knowing what's up with his shoulder. It's help him make a better decision in how to continue treatment.

lobcity1
lobcity1

I dont think I can watch the rest of the games.

cole3244
cole3244

melo has a possible max contract coming up if he opts out so that most likely has something to do with his decision, of course melo says he's willing to take less to stay in ny, lets see how that statement sounds when the time comes.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

While the tough it out attitude is appreciated, refusing medical testing isn't a wise move. Getting an MRI isn't invasive and would aid in treatment. Melo did the same thing last year with his knee and didn't want it drained because he didn't like needles. Who does? 

lobcity1
lobcity1

Sandra.

I'm starting to think that everyone is right about you being a faker and not a Knicks fan. Just here trolling.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@darealeric I don't know about Dolan but based on his teammates, no one knew about Melo shoulder injury in the Wiz game.   He didn't tell his coach so that a possibly better play good be drawn up and yet he goes straight to the media afterwards and tell them that his shoulder blew out several times in the game and that was the reason why he had so many turnovers.

The mindset there seem to be more about his image rather than doing the smart thing and alert his coach for starters.

darealeric
darealeric

Right, his only job is scoring and his teammates have to do everything else and get blamed for not being good enough.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@Anti_u Lebron,Wade,KD,Kobe..ect...have all missed not making the playoffs in their careers.  Melo might miss it this year...FOR THE FIRST TIME....under achieving team..period.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Anti_u No shades of Willis Reed? 

I agree especially in the weak East!  But we have problems in many places.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@VerySilentJay Melo does not play hard on both sides of the ball consistently but he does show up for games.

For me, any superstar making max dollars should show up to do their job. 

We all do it and we make a lot less probably.

Seth Plaut
Seth Plaut

@Biggie  Warrior, but this is foolish, because you are potentially worsening a shoulder for a lost season.

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

@cole3244  


Phil Jackson didn't take less did he? For carrying the Knicks the past two years Dolan should pay him twice the $100 million he paid Allan Houston to do nothing!

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@Knicks_FanaticMelo is stubborn and tough. He doesn't seem to trust docs much. There are a lot of people who don't like being probed and prodded until they absolutely have to be.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Biggie @Sandro GuedesLOL  The great Willis Reed, injured,  decided to show up for a reg season game where we were already basically out of the playoffs. 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@zdiddy4nyk LOL Tried to pass the ball?  

So being unsuccessful at passing is not Melo's fault either!  SMGDH lol


chudogz1
chudogz1

@VerySilentJay. Best news I've heard year. Thanks :)

darealeric
darealeric

That's ok though, he can use the hundred million he already has for NOT leading his team into the playoffs in the worst conference in decades, to heal his fake shoulder injury.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Biggie @VerySilentJay It says he's not smart but rather cares about his image more.  

Remember when N8 used to come out in the beginning of the season to tell everyone that the team will play hard all season and make them proud. 

Melo cares more about his image and that is a huge reason why he never tried to get Woody out of here or got up in players faces.


lobcity1
lobcity1

Sandra.

-1

That comment you made about Melo is a true troll comment. Just saying.

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

@xmenreturn

Man, Biggie is like that big black Linc Navigator that turn the corner and come down your block, and you are like that little chihuahua that sit on the porch and wait for it to drive by so that you can chase it down the block. You don't want to catch it you just want the driver to hear you barking! I don't know what institution your at but you need more help than you are getting!  

darealeric
darealeric

Lil JimboBX is that you with a new screen name? Of course...

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

@darealeric  


Fake shoulder injury? 

You sound like someone who never had the guts to even step on a court and you calling out a superstar? I would pay a couple of c-notes to have you match up against me on the court, "A FENCE COURT!" I would have you calling me daddy until I let you leave!

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Biggie WOW!  I surely can see what he told the media after the Wiz game and how no one stated they knew he had  shoulder injury during the game.

Stay out of the showers Biggie!  There's a better way to see things!  Try common sense!