In what may be the worst season in New York Knicks history, where literally everything has gone wrong, something finally went right. Well, sort of.
Carmelo Anthony, after much speculation that the Knicks wanted to shut him down several weeks ago, was finally shut down today for the rest of the season. Anthony, the 12-year veteran from Syracuse, underwent surgery on his knee that’s bothered him all season.
It’s never a good thing to have season-ending surgery. But, at least in this case, the timing allowed Melo to fulfill a goal. That goal was to play in the All-Star Game, which was played Sunday night. All-Star Weekend in New York would not have been quite the same without the Knicks best player. Especially, a player with the mass appeal that Melo has. Being able to hold out on surgery until after the All-Star Game was undoubtedly a major priority.
According to reports, recovery time looks to be 4-6 months. That should easily have Carmelo back in the fold for the start of next season.