Since I believe in getting the bad news out of the way ... Carmelo Anthony is dealing with a stiff neck.
Carmelo's neck is a little stiff, said he got a "little stinger" in the Lakers game. But he's playing tonight.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) November 10, 2015
While I have no idea how exactly Melo wound up with a stinger, I can say with 110-percent certainty that Roy Hibbert was involved. That dude is golem created for the sole purpose of screwing with the Knicks ... only slightly less mobile than the traditional Eastern European golem:
In better news, Arron Afflalo might finally be ready to kick off his regular season on Wednesday, when the Knicks travel to Charlotte:
Afflalo is out tonight. Sounds like he'll be playing tomorrow but no commitment.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) November 10, 2015
Some extra guard depth would certainly be appreciated, especially on a road SEGABABA. Just please don't come back if that hamstring is less than 100%, Arron!