New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will return to the starting lineup Monday night, according to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols.
Carmelo Anthony tells me he will be back for the Knicks tonight - time to see what this team can do w/all its different parts—
Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) February 20, 2012
Anthony has been out since Feb. 6 with a strained right groin, but the Knicks are 6-1 without him, much in thanks to the play of guard Jeremy Lin. Last week, Anthony said he was not concerned about sharing the ball with Lin.
This season, Anthony is averaging 22.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. The Knicks take on the New Jersey Nets tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden.