Carmelo Anthony intends to play in the New York Knicks' next game. However, he doesn't think he'll be 100 percent for the rest of the year. Anthony is battling knee pain, but an MRI revealed no structural damage.
A build up of fluid has caused the knee problems for Anthony according to ESPN New York. He has dealt with pain in the back of the knee for the last few weeks. It's something he realizes he'll just have to play through.
"I don't think I'll ever be 100 percent, to be honest with you, but I will play," he said.
Anthony and the Knicks have struggled of late. They were blown out by the Golden State Warriors on Monday as Stephen Curry had another huge game against them. The defensive intensity the Knicks had once shown early in the season is almost completely gone. They look tired.
Anthony's knee injury won't help the problem. Unless this team turns things around or Anthony gets healthy, a deep run in the postseason is increasingly unlikely. Not when the Miami Heat are rattling off 19-game win streaks.