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.
Carmelo Anthony declared himself “pain free” during Monday’s shootaround and said he would play Monday night against the Charlotte Bobcats.
Anthony injured his back/hip during Friday’s victory over the Washington Wizards and then played only 31 minutes in the team’s blowout victory Saturday in Detroit. He managed just 13 points on 5-for-14 shooting.
Instead of heading to MetLife Stadium Sunday with several of his teammates to watch the Giants beat the Atlanta Falcons, 24-2, Anthony spent the day receiving treatment.
“I missed the football game,” Anthony told reporters. “I’m kinda mad about that. But my body is more important.”
The Knicks have won two straight entering Monday’s game and are hoping for revenge against a Bobcats team that embarrassed them, 118-110, last Wednesday at MSG.
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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.