Carmelo Anthony Injury: Updates on Knicks Star's Knee and Return

Scott PolacekFeatured Columnist

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) walks off the court after teammate Jose Calderon (3) missed a last-second shoot against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 100-99. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony has been dealing with a knee injury that caused him to miss Friday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies, but he is ready to return.

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Anthony to Play vs. Nuggets

Sunday, Feb. 7

Marc Berman of the New York Post reported Anthony will play today against the Denver Nuggets.

Anthony Crucial to Knicks' Postseason Hopes

When healthy, Anthony is still one of the best players in the NBA and the focal point of the Knicks offense. He is a nine-time All-Star and has been named to six All-NBA teams in his career. He also led the NBA in scoring in the 2012-13 season and is averaging 21.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists a night this season.

Anthony can shoot threes, score from the high block and attack the rim off the bounce, and he often draws double-teams from opposing defenses, which opens up his teammates.

New York has remained within striking distance of the Eastern Conference playoff race throughout the season, and it needs Anthony to remain on the court if it plans on reaching the postseason and making noise when it gets there.