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Carmelo Anthony may rest his knee, may need surgery

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

We heard before and after the Knicks' loss to the Pelicans that Carmelo Anthony's knee was bothering him. It's the same old left knee, and one he's said he could play on as long as the team needs him to, but ... the team doesn't need him to. They're busy losing. Anyway, it sounds like he's on his way out for tonight's game against the Spurs:

That's fine. Melo can rest. And probably avoid getting asked about today's Broussard report (and make reporters sooooo mad if he does). He can take his time coming back, too.

By the way, I'd put money on the Melo-less Knicks beating San Antonio. Does that not seem like the most perfectly Knicks-y thing to happen? Also, that would prevent the Knicks from reaching 4-20 aka Funny Marijuana Record, which would hurt my spirit deeply. There's a lot at stake tonight.

UpdateNow Frank Isola says surgery may be on the table. If that's the move and everything else is equal, I hope Melo decides to go ahead with a procedure now instead of at season's end.