The New York Knicks have had a terrible start to the 2014/15 NBA season and it looks like it's about to get even worse. That's because their only remaining star player, Carmelo Anthony, has some more bad news for the already depressed Knicks fan-base.
Anthony was speaking to the media today, ahead of the NBA Global Games in London on Thursday where his Knicks side take on the Milwaukee Bucks, and admitted that he will likely need surgery to repair his badly injured knee that has kept him out of the last six games of the Knicks' historic losing streak. Anthony does not know when that surgery will be taking place though.
Melo mentioned that he hoped to return for the game against the Bucks at the O2 Arena in London, but also added that he isn't sure yet if he will play or not.
"I'm pretty sure at some point (surgery) is going to be my only option," Anthony said.
"But until that time I can't sit out. ... I feel like if I can go out there and play some more and continue to play, then I'm going to do that. I'm pretty sure there will come a time where I have to make that decision to sit out and take the proper procedure and get what I need to be done," he added, according to ESPN.
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Anthony is currently in the first season of a 5-year, $126million contract that he signed in free agency this off-season. One must assume that he would've been hoping for better than the 5-35 record the Knicks currently shamefully boast with Derek Fisher in his first year as head coach and Phil Jackson in his new role as Team President.
The Knicks are in the midst of a 15-game winless streak that has their fans bordering on depression, with them currently being completely dead last in the Eastern Conference and joint worst record in the whole of the NBA, which they share with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the race for Jahlil Okafor in the 2015 Draft.