Posted February 19, 2012

Report: Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony May Return Tomorrow Night Against Nets

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If you’re one of the millions wondering whether Carmelo Anthony can coexist on the New York Knicks with the sensational newcomer Jeremy Lin, you may not have to wonder much longer. Carmelo is eyeing a potential return tomorrow night, according to ESPN New York.

Anthony has been out since Feb. 6 with a strained right groin; the Knicks are 6-1 in the games he’s missed, including a thrilling victory today over the Dallas Mavericks on national television. Lin has led the Knicks back into playoff contention after a rough start; they’re now 16-16.

Anthony sat out today’s game, but he was able to work out on the court for roughly 45 minutes beforehand. He told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols he may play tomorrow night against the visiting New Jersey Nets, but it will depend on how tight the muscles are tomorrow morning.

Anthony is averaging 22.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game this season. The Knicks are 10-12 with him in the lineup and 6-4 without him.