Carmelo Anthony out against Thunder

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If Carmelo Anthony is recruiting Kevin Durant to the Knicks, he’ll have to do it from the sideline tonight (not that Durant is talking free agency anyway).

Lance Thomas will start for Melo.

The Knicks already faced an up-hill battle to beat the Thunder. New York, 0-4 without Melo this season, is in an even tougher spot now.