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February 13, 2015 Updates

He added that he's looking forward to recruiting free agents with Jackson and the rest of the Knicks' front office in the offseason. "I can relate to these guys. I compete against them," Anthony said of prospective free agents. "I know what it takes to play in New York. I know who can handle New York and who can't handle New York. ... If I'm coming to you, that means I really want you to come over here and join forces with me." ESPN.com

Anthony maintained that he plans to play in Sunday's game at Madison Square Garden, "even if it's just a few minutes" -- but likely will be done playing after that. "It's very likely. It's very likely. Now I've got to start thinking about the future," Anthony told Marc Stein, Marc Kestecher and P.J. Carlesimo in an interview on ESPN Radio. "This season is this season. So I really want to just sit down with my team and sit down with the proper people to just kind of plan this thing out and see exactly what I have to do to get done and just to fix it." ESPN.com

February 12, 2015 Updates

He added that he's looking forward to recruiting free agents with Jackson and the rest of the Knicks' front office in the offseason. "I can relate to these guys. I compete against them," Anthony said of prospective free agents. "I know what it takes to play in New York. I know who can handle New York and who can't handle New York ... If I'm coming to you, that means I really want you to come over here and join forces with me." ESPN.com

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said Thursday on ESPN Radio that it's "very likely" he will shut down playing after the All-Star Game. Anthony maintained that he plans to play in Sunday's game at Madison Square Garden, "even if it's just a few minutes" -- but could be done after that. "It's very likely. It's very likely. Now I've got to start thinking about the future," Anthony told Marc Stein, Marc Kestecher and P.J. Carlesimo in an interview on ESPN Radio. "This season is this season. So I really want to just sit down with my team and sit down with the proper people to just kind of plan this thing out and see exactly what I have to do to get done and just to fix it." ESPN.com

February 11, 2015 Updates
February 10, 2015 Updates

It's widely believed that Carmelo Anthony will ultimately find a way to play for the East All-Stars, given how much he's been looking forward to serving as one of the faces of the weekend, with Anthony's 10-42 New York Knicks co-hosting all of the All-Star festivities ‎with the Brooklyn Nets. ESPN.com

Marc Berman: Carmelo says has tendon injury not cartilage issue in knee. Whenever surgery it would take eight weeks to get back on court. Twitter @NYPost_Berman

Anthony is expected to have a procedure on his left knee sometime after the All-Star break, but first he wants to play in Sunday's All-Star Game at the Garden. That might not be derailed by what happened in the fourth quarter of the Knicks' 109-95 loss to the Heat Monday night, but he said he's getting closer to shutting it down. "It's little things that I'm doing out there on the court, I'm restricted, or I'm not getting that power or that bounce," he said. "To do something like I did tonight, I'm getting closer to that point." Newsday

The frustration has been obvious all season. Anthony said if the All-Star Game wasn't in New York, he might have had the surgery already. "Maybe," he said. "It's hard to say." It seems unlikely that Anthony, who had 26 points, will be available when the Knicks (10-42) play their last game before the All-Star break Wednesday night in Orlando. It doesn't make much sense for him to play. He isn't ruling out playing Sunday, though. "I'm not thinking about All-Star at this point," he said. "As long as I can go to Orlando and wake up and kind of don't feel nothing or no soreness, I'll see what happens." Newsday

February 9, 2015 Updates

Carmelo Anthony said it’s not proper to respond angrily to fans who express their disappointment at the Knicks’ losing ways, but admitted, “We all have those moments.’’ At the morning shootaround Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena, Anthony was asked about owner James Dolan’s vicious email to a fan in which he accused the person of being an alcoholic. The email, written last month, became public Sunday. New York Post

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