The New York Knicks may be without Carmelo Anthony for a second time as he will be a game-time decision for tonight’s match versus the Chicago Bulls. ESPN New York reports that Anthony’s status for the game will be decided before the Knicks tip-off against the Bulls.
The New York Knicks won’t know if they have Carmelo Anthony in the lineup on Saturday until shortly before tipoff for their game against the Chicago Bulls.
Anthony is a game-time decision due to a laceration on his left middle finger.
Anthony injured the finger in the Knicks’ game against the Charlotte Bobcats and he was forced to sit on the sidelines for the Knicks marquee game in South Beach. The Knicks ended up routing the Miami Heat by 20 points, meaning they can still win games without their leader.
Even though the injury occurred on Anthony’s non-shooting hand, the Knicks should not take any risks with the finger. New York is one of the best teams in the NBA and they need Anthony to be 100 percent healthy in order to make a deep playoff run. The Bulls are a solid Eastern Conference team, but there is no need to rush Anthony’s return for a game that the Knicks should be able to win.