Carmelo Anthony Illness: Updates on Knicks Star’s Status and Return

November 29th, 2015 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony was out of action for Sunday's game against the Houston Rockets due to an illness. 

Continue for updates.

Thomas to Start in Anthony's Place Sunday, Nov. 29 ESPN New York's Ian Begley confirmed Lance Thomas would start in Anthony's place while he battled an undisclosed illness.

Anthony is averaging 22.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game while shooting 41 percent from the floor this season. 

Anthony is the driving force behind the Knicks offensive attack. The question is whether the organization will be able to put enough talent around him to make a serious charge toward a championship before he exits his prime. It's an ongoing process. However, the emergence of Kristaps Porzingis has certainly been a welcome surprise for the team early in the season. 

The 31-year-old forward is already starting to see injury issues become a bigger factor. He missed more than 40 games last season, mostly because of knee problems that eventually led to surgery. Even though he was cleared for camp, it didn't eliminate the ...

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