Carmelo Anthony supports wife saying she thinks he will stay

Carmelo Anthony looks on during the second half

Carmelo Anthony looks on during the second half of a game against the Dallas Mavericks. (Jan. 5, 2014) (Credit: AP)

Carmelo Anthony wasn't going to go against something his wife said.

Anthony said he supports La La Anthony saying "I definitely think he will stay" during a Bravo Network interview promoting her new book, "The Love Playbook." Anthony will be a free agent this summer.

"That's my wife," Anthony said Tuesday night. "I support her. I support what she said. I don't think she said anything wrong. It's a good thing for her to say that. Go get the book."

There has been speculation that Anthony could sign with the Bulls. But when he was asked if he's given any thought to that, Anthony said, "Not at all."

Anthony answered similarly when asked what his relationship with Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is.

"I don't have one with Thibs," Anthony said. "That was a good one."

 

Kenyon returns, leaves

Kenyon Martin had his hand on his head and looked up in disgust and disbelief after re-aggravating his left ankle injury in the second quarter. But Martin, who missed the previous five games with a sprained ankle, said "without question" he'll play Thursday against Cleveland.

"I'll be all right," he said. "I could have finished the game. Just a disappointment, right away get back, feel good and just do the same thing over and over."

Martin was 3-for-3 with six points in nearly nine minutes. The Knicks said Martin sprained his ankle in the Jan. 16 loss at Indiana. But he said he felt soreness from "overuse" and he "just needed a break."

Martin, 36, missed the Jan. 2 game in Houston with left ankle soreness before playing at least 24 minutes in six consecutive games. The Knicks had Martin on a minutes' restriction at the start of the season because of an ankle issue.

 

In and out

Metta World Peace, who had platelet-rich plasma therapy on his left knee, played for the first time since Dec. 27. He had three points in eight minutes . . . Woodson didn't have an update on Amar'e Stoudemire. The Knicks said he would miss at least two weeks after spraining his left ankle Jan. 16 . . . Beno Udrih sat on the bench in the first half, but the Knicks said he was unavailable in the second half because of an illness.

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