It is very obvious that Carmelo Anthony is a needed for New York Knicks for them to have success. There have been reports in recent days that the team hasn’t decided yet on whether or not Anthony is going to need surgery to repair his torn left labrum.
I don’t think there is even a question: they should tell Anthony to have the surgery or else.
He is getting paid a huge amount of money and is under contract. Anthony would be out for four months after the surgery if it is done, but don’t the Knicks want their superstar healthy going into next season? The Knicks have the capability of getting to a championship in short order, but they aren’t going to see that happen if Anthony isn’t 100 percent.
This is a very simple decision in my opinion. New York tells Anthony to get the surgery done and he has four months until the regular season begins again. That should be plenty of time for any recovery and rehab to be finished. The clock is ticking on this and there shouldn’t be any more time wasted on making this decision.
New York will have their chances go up in a big way next season with two healthy superstars in Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire. They can’t afford to have another failure at a key time. We will see what ends up happening but whatever the decision is, it must come in the next week.