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.