• Call it what you will, Carmelo Anthony sat out Monday’s victory over the Magic with what coach Jeff Hornacek called a “wrenched” knee, but the fact that the Knicks came back to win without their best player and their top point guard Derrick Rose is both surprising and confounding at the same time.

    Anthony claims he feels good and he will be ready for Wednesday night’s game against the Bucks, but the fact of the matter is the Knicks are a circus even when they win. Derrick Rose was benched in the fourth quarter of this game and that actually seemed to spur the Knicks to victory – that and someone named Chasson Randle. Anthony and Rose will both see their minutes decline over the next few weeks as they work on developing their young players more. Both still have potential to put up big games, as they have done recently, but those will less likely as the season winds down.

     

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