New York Knicks: 6 Things To Look Forward To The Second Half Of The Season

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Jan 4, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks injured small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) watches from the second row during a time out during the first quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

-Melo Shutdown?

It is possible that the All-Star game could be one of the last times Knicks and NBA fans alike get to see Anthony on the court. It is no secret that Anthony is dealing with a knee injury, the severity of which is unknown other than Anthony himself saying he will more than likely need surgery at some point to rectify the problem. There are rumors swirling about if and when Anthony will be shut down by the Knicks, but ultimately it will be a decision that he makes.

The Knicks have reportedly tried to have him shut it down in recent weeks, but Anthony played in the previous four games prior to sitting out Saturday night’s loss to the Charlotte Hornets. Anthony has been upfront about his dislike for needles and surgery, but it would most likely be the best interest for him and the franchise to get it over sooner than later.

Shutting him down after the All-Star break makes sense because it gives him a chance to represent the team at the All-Star game, but also could help the business side of things; there is no better time to recruit and persuade superstars to join you than at the All-Star game.

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