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Anthony starts for Knicks, Davis out

Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:19 am
Edited on: January 31, 2012 7:27 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Update 7:26 p.m.: Carmelo Anthony is back in the starting lineup for the Knicks tonight vs. Detroit. Davis is out.


Carmelo Anthony was said to be doubtful Monday for Tuesday's game against Detroit by head coach Mike D'Antoni but is being called a "gametime decision" as of shootaround, via the New York Daily News.

Anthony has missed the Knicks last two games because of wrist and ankle injuries. He tried to return from both injuries last week but sturggled shooting the ball and made the decision to sit until he's healthy.

Obviously the Knicks need Carmelo back as they've been a mess offensively and have limped along this season, dropping to 7-13 with a loss Saturday in Houston. The Knicks have dropped nine of their last 10.

Baron Davis, who was thought to potentially be ready, likely won't be good to go until next week. He didn't have a setback, according to D'Antoni, but the team just wants him to be ready.

Anthony is averaging 23.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game for New York.

Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:32 pm

Carmelo a gametime decision, Davis unlikely

Its not a matter of "gelling" like Melo fans want to pretend, the problem is that Melo and Amare play 2 totally different styles of basketball. Melo isn't fast, hard working, athletic, or in good enough condition to play a transition game. Which is why his game is all isolation.

Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:24 pm

Carmelo a gametime decision, Davis unlikely

It doesn't matter, but the Knicks should win this game either way. What's stupid is how Melo made a comment yesterday saying that if the team was winning he would play for sure today, but since they've been losing he doesn't know if he'll play right now. 

Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:23 pm

Carmelo a gametime decision, Davis unlikely

The Knicks once healthy will play better then they have. This season may not go as well as hoped, but they have a decent nucleus with a formidable front court, a rookie in Shumpert who looks like he's going to be a player, and a few other useful pieces. Basketball like any team sport takes longer then a few weeks to become cohesive. I do think this coach has to go,he's a horrible manager of the game, and clearly the Knicks players don't play as hard as it takes to go forward.

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:18 pm

Carmelo a gametime decision, Davis unlikely

they are losing with melo, so what does itmatter if he plays or not.

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 3:25 pm

Carmelo a gametime decision, Davis unlikely

Not sure why D'Antoni wants Melo to play so soon. With Melo out and Amare not doing crap, at least D'Antoni can buy some more time to save his job. Bet Melo wish he is back in Denver where the fans there are not as harsh as the NY fans. Be careful what you wish for right?

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