Carmelo Anthony done for season, will have surgery: report

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Carmelo Anthony talks to reporters Saturday after the NBA All Star practice. (Jeremy Tanner)

Carmelo Anthony talks to reporters Saturday after the NBA All Star practice. (Jeremy Tanner)

NEW YORK (PIX11) – The New York Knicks are shelving All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony for the rest of the season, according to multiple reports.

Sources told ESPN Anthony will have surgery done on his injured left knee “in the near future.”  Despite playing in the All-Star game Sunday, Anthony has been suffering from knee pain for most of the season.  The Knicks’ leading scorer had a dismal game during the East’s 158-163 loss to the West, in which Melo posted 14 points on just 6-of-20 shooting.

With Anthony out and Amar’e Stoudemire heading to the Dallas Mavericks, change is in the air for the organization, currently saddled with a miserable 10-43 record.  NBA fans will have a close eye on Friday’s 3 p.m. ET trade deadline as apparently-disgruntled Phoenix Suns’ point guard Goran Dragic has the Knicks on his wishlist of preferred teams.