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'Melo out for back-to-backs?

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08:12 AM ET 03.13 | Will Carmelo Anthony play Wednesday against the Nuggets in Denver? Of course he'll play at the Pepsi Center against his old team, because this is where it all started. But how much? How well? That's all up in the air. But here's the distressing takeaway from Tuesday: The way he and Mike Woodson talked after practice, it will be a major surprise if Anthony even tries to play Thursday night in Portland. If Anthony can't go in the second game of a back-to-back set of games, then it seems like there's big trouble with that knee. Despite Anthony saying the injury isn't too serious, he also has admitted on the trip that he has yet to get a final determination from doctors on the exact nature of the problem.

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March 13, 2013  08:18 AM ET

The "real" season starts in the playoffs. Best to preserve your best players for the playoffs if injured.

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March 13, 2013  09:18 AM ET
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Exactly.There is NOTHING that melo can accomplish anymore in the regular seasonHe will be judged based on his playoff performance....on the TEAMS playoff performanceSo sit, rest....I don't care which......but he had better be focused on being as healthy as he can come playoff day 1

Yowsa.

March 13, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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The "real" season starts in the playoffs. Best to preserve your best players for the playoffs if injured.

Yep. Hope the Knicks do the right thing with resting/preserving their stars for the playoffs. Would be nice to see NY make a deep run in the playoffs...

March 13, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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Exactly.There is NOTHING that melo can accomplish anymore in the regular seasonHe will be judged based on his playoff performance....on the TEAMS playoff performanceSo sit, rest....I don't care which......but he had better be focused on being as healthy as he can come playoff day 1

Sooooo, playing 30+ minutes in a game decided by 30 is not a good gameplan??

March 13, 2013  09:46 AM ET

That Which Does Not Kill You, Bro?

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March 13, 2013  10:32 AM ET
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I'm convinced this is the year they can make it to the 2nd round....at least. Maybe, even the ECF.

My Knicks suck. I'm hoping they don't get bounced in the first round but I wouldn't be surprised.

March 13, 2013  10:37 AM ET
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My Knicks suck. I'm hoping they don't get bounced in the first round but I wouldn't be surprised.

LTCF approves of this message...

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March 13, 2013  10:40 AM ET
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LTCF approves of this message...

Don't mention his name or he will appear. He's like a broken down Candyman.

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March 13, 2013  10:44 AM ET
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My woody has let me down:(

naaah

 
March 13, 2013  10:45 AM ET
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CC trying to stir up trouble this AM.

Nah - I'm gonna leave that in your very capable hands DJ...

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