Jackson: Melo Was Playing ‘on one leg’ All Season

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(New York Knicks President) Phil Jackson has written off this season for Carmelo Anthony as impossible to judge because of Anthony’s season-long knee injury, saying the Knicks star played his 40 games “on one leg.’’

The Post has reported Anthony played most of the season with a partially torn patellar tendon in his left knee. The Knicks haven’t announced the exact nature of the injury, but have given a timetable of 4-to-6 months. Jackson believes Anthony will be on the court training by June — on the short end of the timetable.

“He’s a guy we want something like he was three years ago,’’ Jackson said. “This season, he played like on one leg, it seemed to me. Even from the start, it looked like he was favoring that leg. I hope he moves on from that because he’s the leader of this team and has to be that.’’

via Marc Berman of the New York Post

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