Carmelo sits

The Knicks awoke on Christmas and located coal in their stocking.

The crew announced forward Carmelo Anthony can be out for Wednesday’s game in opposition to the Thunder because of a sprained ankle. Anthony was stated to be a recreation-time choice.

Anthony injured the ankle in Monday’s sport against the Magic.

With out Anthony, the Knicks might move Tim Hardaway Jr. into the starting 5 taking part in Iman Shumpert at small forward.

Anthony’s absence is obviously a blow to a marquee Christmas game that may’ve featured him matching up with Kevin Durant. As a substitute, it’s a depleted Knicks squad taking up a Western Conferenc power. Oh boy.

Anthony, 29, is averaging 26.three factors, 8.eight rebounds and 2.8 assists this season.

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