From Ian Begley:
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said Thursday on ESPN Radio that it’s “very likely” he will shut it down 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 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.”
While this seemed to be a near certainty, it is good to see Melo confirm it. Good, now he can hopefully be recovered to be at 100% for next season. And, of course, that should help the Knicks in their quest to finish with the worst record in the league, as Melo is their second-best player after Jason Smith.