As expected, Carmelo Anthony's season is over.
On Wednesday, the New York Knicks announced that they're shutting down Melo for the remainder of this season and that the superstar forward will have surgery to repair the patella tendon in his left knee by team orthopedist Dr. Answorth Allen soon. Anthony could be out four to six months, Knicks President Phil Jackson told ESPN, with the franchise eyeing a return right in time for 2015-16 season training camp.
Before All-Star Weekend, Anthony told ESPN Radio that "it's very likely" that he would shut down his season following the All-Star Game.
"Now I've got to start thinking about the future," Anthony said. "This season is this season. So I really want to just sit down with my team and sit down with the proper people to just kind of plan this thing out and see exactly what I have to do to get done and just to fix it."
Anthony wound up playing 30 minutes in the All-Star Game, shooting 6-of-20 for 14 points. Melo was averaging 24.2 points per game this season.
The Knicks enter the second half of the season Friday night with the NBA's worst record at 10-43.
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