Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony said he re-tweaked his right ankle in Monday’s loss to the Orlando Magic, but would be ready to go Wednesday against Phoenix.
“Yeah, I’m suiting [up] on Wednesday,” Anthony said after scoring 33 points in the Knicks 102-93 loss to the Orlando Magic, New York’s third in a row.
Anthony initially sprained the ankle in last Thursday’s loss to Memphis, and then re-injured it while stepping on Hedo Turkoglu’s foot. He said he received ice and stimulation treatment after the game.
“I think I stepped on Turkoglu’s foot towards the end of the game,” Anthony said. “At this point, I just continue to get the treatment that I need.”
That’s not all that’s bothering Melo.
His sprained left wrist is also not 100 percent and makes it difficult for him to shoot.
“Even though I had two hands on the ball, I was really shooting with one,” said Anthony, who went went 9-for-27 from the field, 1-for-8 from beyond the arc. “I couldn’t really control the ball.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.