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Carmelo Anthony has torn labrum, Knicks shut him down for season

Apr 15, 2014, 6:43 PM EDT

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Carmelo Anthony tried to play through it, he refused to get an MRI on the right shoulder that was bothering him. However, with the Knicks eliminated from the playoffs, he went through with the test.

And that was the end of his season.

Anthony has a small tear in his labrum and will not play in the team’s final two games of the season (including Tuesday night vs. Brooklyn). Surgery is not required and he will be re-evaluated in a month, the Knicks reported.

If it really is minor this will not impact his pending free agency and he should be ready to go next season. Wherever he plays.

Anthony averaged 27.4 points a game playing just shy of 39 minutes a game, carrying a heavy load in the Knicks offense — he had a usage rate of 32.4, third highest in the NBA (Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins).

  1. cantonb0und13 - Apr 15, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    What a pathetic franchise. The Knicks are going to end up building their team around Lamar Odom. Don’t worry guys, yes Melo is leaving, but do you guys realize L. Odom has experience with the triangle offense? If that’s not enough to make you excited for next season; Phil Jackson is recruiting Metta World-Peace and Pau Gasol. Wow. Can’t wait! I’m getting a little greedy, but can you also sign Smush Parker?

  2. 1harrypairatesties - Apr 15, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Melo to Chicago.

    • sportsfan18 - Apr 16, 2014 at 12:20 AM

      then the bulls will turn into the Knicks of the midwest…

      please NO

  3. antistratfordian - Apr 15, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Cue the labia jokes.

  4. biggestredmiami - Apr 15, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    27 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists per game will get you the money, but it won’t get you a ring. Melo really needs to look in the mirror and ask himself what he wants his legacy to be.

  5. seattlesuperchronic - Apr 15, 2014 at 7:28 PM


    I hope you’re laughing, because no one else is.

    • cantonb0und13 - Apr 15, 2014 at 7:51 PM

      I’m not laughing. Just stating facts. Thanks for asking bro.

  6. supre7 - Apr 15, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    Same injury from last year, wow..

  7. chiadam - Apr 15, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Does this mean he’s out for the playoffs??

    Sorry, these Knicks jokes write themselves.

    • sportsfan18 - Apr 16, 2014 at 12:21 AM

      well, he was out tonight and they won…

      he should have sat out more games…

      • cruzan80 - Apr 16, 2014 at 9:33 AM

        He played when they whipped YOUR Bulls though.

  8. polkhigh4life - Apr 15, 2014 at 8:51 PM


    As a Bulls fan who lives in the Tri-State….I thought it was pretty damn funny

    • cantonb0und13 - Apr 15, 2014 at 8:55 PM

      Nice to hear that man, but I wasn’t trying to be funny. The Knicks are simply cursed.

  9. chargerdillon - Apr 15, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    So either the Knicks were intent on pushing their one star player to the brink of surgery before they shut him down just to be one and done in the playoffs or Anthony was willing to risk his body beyond repair to be one and done in the playoffs.

    This strikes that 1. The Knicks as an organization are a mess and 2. Carmelo Anothony is an incredibly stupid individual.

    Put them both together and you have a franchise filled with bad choices from every direction.

    Good luck Phil…. if you can actually fix this you really are the ultimate NBA Zen-Master.

  10. readysethike - Apr 15, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    with 2 games left of their season, this is no big deal

  11. 32magicman - Apr 15, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Big deal. Dwight Howard played almost all of last year with a tear in his labia. Didn’t stop him from being awesome.

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