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N.Y. Knicks' Anthony to Undergo Season-Ending Left-Knee Surgery

iStock/Thinkstock(GREENBURGH, N.Y.) -- New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will undergo surgery on his ailing left knee and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced on Wednesday.

The procedure, which includes a left knee patella tendon debridement and repair, will be performed by team orthopedist Dr. Answorth Allen later this week.

Knicks President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson says Anthony could return to the hardwood floor in four to six months, which will put him on track to be ready for training camp.

In 40 games this season, Anthony averaged 24.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.

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Walt "Clyde" Frazier: If Melo's Shut Down Other Knicks Will Get Opportunity

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Hall of Famer Walt "Clyde" Frazier believes that other Knicks players will step up and do their best to compete if Carmelo Anthony is shut down after the All-Star break.

Frazier, who is a member of the Knicks MSG broadcast, knows it will be a tough decision for Anthony, but is confident the rest of the team won't pack it in for first-year head coach Derek Fisher.

"Once they know that [Anthony] is done, it's going to dawn on the players, this is an opportunity for me," Frazier told ABC Sports Radio on Friday. "These guys get paid too, just like Melo. I think the players are really going to be galvanized by that."

"When Melo has been out sometimes the team has played better without him," Frazier continued. "Everybody thinks now I have a better chance to score."

Frazier will also be a judge in the Sprite NBA All-Star dunk contest on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

"Everyone likes to come here because this is the stage," Frazier said of the bright lights of New York. "It always brings out the best in players."

So what is Frazier looking for in crowning the best dunker? "You've got to be very creative," he said. "The wow factor has to be the captivating thing."

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Carmelo Anthony Says He Will Likely Shut It Down After All-Star Game

NBA via New York Knicks(NEW YORK) -- New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony said in an interview with ESPN Radio Thursday that it is "very likely" he will shut it down for the season after the All-Star Game.

"It's very likely. It's very likely. Now I've got to start thinking about the future," Anthony said to Marc Stein, Marc Kestecher and P.J. Carlesimo on ESPN Radio. "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 has been dealing with soreness in his left knee for months, and is playing for a Knicks team that has the worst record in the NBA.

Although he is hurt, Anthony expects to play in Sunday's All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. It's the first time New York City has hosted the game since 1998.

"Even if I come out and just play a couple minutes and just wave," Anthony said. "I don't think the fans deserve (seeing me miss the game). They voted me in for a reason, so at least I can show them that I appreciate that by just participating in the game."

The 30-year-old Anthony has played in 40 games this season, averaging 24.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game. The Knicks are 0-13 with Anthony out of the lineup.

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Knicks Considering Shutting Down Carmelo Anthony for Rest of the Season

NBA via New York Knicks(NEW YORK) -- With the losses continuing to pile up for the New York Knicks, the team is considering shutting down All-Star Carmelo Anthony for the rest of the season to rest his ailing knee.

Anthony has been dealing with soreness in his left knee for a majority of the season, and has missed the Knicks' past three games to get some rest.

"We can't unilaterally just say, 'Hey, you know, you can't play for the rest of the season because of A, B and C,'" head coach Derrick Fisher said. "I think our medical staff, our training staff, continue to have conversations with him about where he is. He's conversing with us about how he's feeling, what the symptoms are. And so as each day kind of unfolds, decisions are being made. It's not something that we're just kind of stepping back and saying, 'Carmelo, you kind of tell us when you don't feel like playing anymore.'"

At 5-30, the Knicks lead the NBA in losses, and trail the Philadelphia 76ers by just one game for the worst record in the NBA.

Anthony is in the first year of a five-year, $124 million contract.

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Wizards Cruise Past the Knicks, 102-91

NBA via Washington Wizards(NEW YORK) -- Washington Wizards point guard John Wall showed a national audience on Christmas Day just why he's become one of the best guards in the NBA. He led the team past the New York Knicks for a 102-91 victory.

Wall finished the game with 24 points, six rebounds, and 11 assists. He leads all Eastern Conference guards in assists, and is second overall in the NBA.

It was Wall's ninth game this season with at least 20 points and 10 assists, the most in the NBA.

"I'm just a feisty guy that likes to compete," Wall said. "And I want to win games."

Even though they only won by 11 points, the game was never close. The Wizards led as many as 22 points during the contest and never trailed at any point.

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony did all he could to keep the team in it, as he scored a game-high 34 points.

The Wizards improved to 20-8 while the Knicks fell to 5-26.

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Knicks Snap Skid with Win Over Boston

Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images(BOSTON, Mass.) -- The New York Knicks finally snapped a 10-game losing streak on Friday night, defeating the Boston Celtics 101-95 on the road. It was the first win for New York (5-20) since beating Philadelphia back on Nov. 22 at Madison Square Garden.

"It's always hard when you're climbing uphill, then you get that one game like today. It's kind of like relief," Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said. "It gives you a chance to feel what winning a basketball game is like."

Anthony cause some headlines, before leading his team with 22 points, when rumors swirled that the forward would be willing to waive his no-trade clause if the right situation presented itself. The 30-year-old told reporters before the game that those were just rumors. Anthony shot 9-for-20 in the win, pulling down five rebounds and blocking three shots.

New York opened the game shooting well, holding a 26-19 lead after the first quarter, while their defense helped set the tone. The Knicks held Boston (7-14) to just 7-of-22 from three-point land and forced 17 total turnovers.

The win snapped the longest losing streak for the Knicks since 2005-06 when they also dropped 10 in a row.

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Knicks Spoil James' Return to Cleveland

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- LeBron James' first game back in Cleveland as a member of the Cavaliers didn't have a fairy tale ending.

Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 25 points to help the New York Knicks beat the Cavaliers 95-90 Thursday night, ruining James' homecoming.

With 2:58 left in the game, the Cavaliers went on a 8-2 run to cut the Knicks' lead to three. But Anthony's jumper with 25.9 seconds to play made the score 92-87, ultimately sealing the deal for New York.

James finished the game with 17 points on 5-for-15 shooting while also grabbing five rebounds and dishing out four assists. Kevin Love had a team-high 19 points and 14 rebounds in his first game as a Cavalier.

James, who left the Cavaliers for Miami in the summer of 2010, re-signed with his home-state squad this summer. Since then, the team has acquired a multitude of new faces including Kevin Love, Mike Miller, and Shawn Marion.

Before the game, thousands of fans gathered in downtown Cleveland to celebrate King James' return. There was a free concert featuring Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons in a parking lot across from Quicken Loans Arena.

Tickets for the game were selling for more than $10,000 a pop on the secondary market and celebrities such as a Michael Strahan, David Beckham, and Justin Bieber all attended.

James will now have to wait until Nov. 10, when New Orleans comes to town, to get another chance for his first win in Cleveland this season.

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Melo Meets with Knicks and Lakers

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Thursday was a busy day for one of the NBA's most sought after free agents. After spending two hours meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers, Carmelo Anthony also spent time with his most recent team in the New York Knicks.

Anthony sat down with members of both team's leadership and discussed possible terms of contracts as he enters his first ever free agency period. The Lakers contingent was reportedly to include star Kobe Bryant, but the small forward was unable to get back to California in time following a family vacation in Europe. Bryant did say he planned to met with Anthony later in the day.

Following a two and a half hour meeting, Los Angeles told the small forward they would be willing to offer him maximum contract worth $96 million over four years. If Anthony chose to stay with the Knicks, he could garner a five-year deal with a $129 million price tag. New York reiterated to Anthony that he would be given such a contract if he chose to stay.

Anthony has also met with Chicago, Dallas, and Houston during this free agency period. 

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Bulls Trade for McDermott

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In the first of many anticipated moves, the Chicago Bulls traded to get former Creighton star Doug McDermott at the NBA Draft on Thursday night. The Bulls gave up both of their first-round picks to get the sharp-shooting forward.

McDermott was drafted by the Denver Nuggets, who also get Anthony Randolph and a future second-rounder with the 11th overall pick. Chicago originally held the 16th and 19th overall picks, selecting Jusuf Nurkic and Gary Harris before the deal.

McDermott was the consensus player of the year in college basketball this past season, averaging 26.7 points per game and shooting over fifty percent from the field. The 6'7" forward also shot 45 percent from three-point range as a senior, finishing fifth all-time on the NCAA scoring chart with 3,150 points.

Chicago was the lowest scoring team in the NBA in 2013-14, scoring 93.7 points per game while shooting just 33.3 percent from downtown. The Bulls are expected to be a top destination for free agent forward Carmelo Anthony, and they're hopeful the acquisition of McDermott boosts their odds.

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Carmelo Anthony Opts Out

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony has informed the team that he will opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent. Anthony, who had hinted towards the decision during the regular season, will be able to negotiate with any team on July 1.

Anthony has the ability to sign a maximum contract worth $96 million over five years with any team outside of the Knicks. Should he choose to resign with New York, the small forward could command a max deal worth $129 million.

Sources close to Anthony say the Chicago Bulls are one team that he would consider playing for. Among others that could garner his services are the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks. reported earlier in June that the Miami Heat have also inquired about signing Anthony. Meanwhile, Knicks president Phil Jackson had expressed his hope that Anthony would "opt in" to the final year of his deal and test free agency in 2015.

New York went 37-45 this past season, led by Anthony's 27.4 points per game. Should he leave, Anthony would become the fifth player in the last 30 years to change teams after averaging more than 27 points that year and the first to do so since LeBron James.

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