After participating in the “Battle of I-95″ charity basketball game with fellow NBA stars Chris Paul and LeBron James, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony revealed that he is feeling good and ready to play. He also revealed one of the reasons he’s feeling so well is off-season surgery.
The Knicks hadn’t released the news that Anthony shared recently, but according to Anthony he had simultaneous off-season knee and elbow surgeries late last May.
“I did both of them,” Anthony said. “They were bothering me seven years.”
Anthony went on to say that he’s dropped several pounds, and that he is weighing in at 230 pounds. This puts him at four pounds less than his weight for last season. Anthony hopes the added athleticism will help improve his quickness on the court.
With the NBA recently cancelling 43 pre-season games Anthony and the Knicks aren’t sure when, or if their season will start. However, it is good to see that Anthony is ready to play and will be in playing shape whenever a new collective bargaining agreement is reached.