Carmelo Anthony aggravates sore left knee

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Carmelo Anthony has been playing through a sore knee since the second game of the season, which is likely part of the reason for his slight dip in numbers this season (adjusting to a new offense isn’t helping).

Now it’s a little worse, reports the Associated Press.

Anthony returned to the locker room for a couple of minutes in the second quarter to get his left knee retaped. Anthony said he aggravated the knee issue after hitting the floor while scrambling for a loose ball….

“It’s been sore since maybe the Cleveland game,” Anthony said. “I’ve had some tests. I really don’t know exactly what’s going on with it — I mean, I know what’s going on with it. But like I said, for me it’s just a matter of just not kind of thinking about and playing through it.”

Derek Fisher isn’t exactly taking it easy on ‘Melo, playing him 37 minutes Tuesday night. Anthony had 26 points in the Knicks loss to the Bucks.

Anthony will continue to play for the Knicks, but don’t be surprised if he gets a little rest coming up. They would really struggle without him, but better to do that for a night than to do it for an extended period of time if the knee keeps getting worse and worse.