Carmelo Anthony is not attending the morning shoot around. He’s back at the hotel receiving treatment for his right knee.
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) March 6, 2013
Matthew Falkenbury, theKnicksBlog.com
This really doesn’t come as a huge surprise considering the news we have heard over the last day or so about the issues Melo has been having with his right knee.
Tonight’s game should be winnable no matter who was out there wearing the Knicks uniform. Melo needs the time off now because getting hurt again could be disastrous to the team and their playoff hopes moving forward.
Sitting out tonight is the smart move for Melo right now. Also, if he is not ready to go on Thursday against the Thunder, a team that the Knicks without Melo will find it difficult to defeat, he should not play that game either.
I rather he misses two games now, than try to play, get hurt again and be out for a lot longer.