Posted August 03, 2013

Carmelo Anthony on injured shoulder: ‘It’s night and day’

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Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is recovering from a left shoulder injury. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is recovering from a left shoulder injury. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony says he’s healed from a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder that bothered him toward the tail end of the season.

The NBA’s leading scorer originally tweaked his shoulder April 14 against Indiana, then reaggravated it in Games 5 and 6 of New York’s postseason series against the Celtics, reporting that his left arm “popped in and out.”

SI WIRE: MRI reveals New York’s Anthony has partially torn labrum

The injury did not require surgery.

In 12 postseason games, Anthony averaged 28.8 points per game while shooting 40.6 percent from the field, a percentage slightly down from his season average (44.9). Anthony connected on only 17 of his 57 attempts from behind the three-point line. The Knicks went 6-6 in the postseason. Anthony said Saturday he hasn’t given thought to if he’ll opt out of his contract after the upcoming season in attempt for bigger money, but that he’s determined to bring the Knicks their first title since 1972-73.


3 comments
DanaBunner
DanaBunner

Why should he be "worried" about his deal?  He is in the best of all places.  He can stay on his present deal and make $23.4M in 2014-2015, or he can opt out and sign a max deal with the Knicks or whichever team he chooses.  We should all have such "worries."

muser
muser

Does Melo care about anything beyond being overpaid?

SukeMadiq
SukeMadiq

Carmello is not a winner, neither is this Knicks team.