Knicks coach says Carmelo Anthony could sit the season out

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It has been a bad night for the New York Knicks who fell to yet another loss to the Detroit Pistons tonight.

The Piston came out 97-81 winners at Madison Square Garden and extended the Knicks losing streak to 10.

Knicks star player Carmelo Anthony was forced to sit out of the game with the same knee injury he has been down with on several occasions this season.

It was bad on the court for the Knicks but head coach Derek Fisher may have given fans a bigger reason to worry after the game.

Fisher has spoken out about the injury that has kept Melo limited in what is proving to be a throwaway season for New York.


Melo opted to stay with the Knicks in the summer despite heavy interest from several teams and he is not finding the success he desires right now.

Knicks head coach Fisher has unfortunately revealed that there may come a point where Anthony will have to opt to sit out for the season.

"there may come a point that that's the decision that needs to be made," - Derek Fisher on Carmelo Anthony

If Fisher and the Knicks are forced to go without Anthony for a large portion of the season, their chances of turning things around drastically decrease.

New York are 5-30 this season and are the first team to reach 30 losses this year with their Atlantic division rival the Philadelphia 76ers the only team below them in the division.

Bad to worse

The season has been going badly for the Knicks with only five wins, they have the joint second fewest victories in the league this season.

On top of that, they have had to deal with never ending rumours regarding Anthony who appears to be forever unable to escape trade talk.

Many feel that even though he elected to stay last year, a bad year for the Knicks could see him tempted away from Madison Square Garden.

Detroit Pistons
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