Carmelo Anthony plans to have his troublesome shoulder examined

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony talks to reporters at Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony talks to reporters at MSG Training Center. (May 20, 2013) Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Now that his season is over, Carmelo Anthony will get his left shoulder examined this week.

It's been bothering him since he first injured it April 14 against Indiana, and it worsened when Kevin Garnett yanked his arm in the first round of the playoffs.

"I have nothing but time to let it rest right now, try to get it looked at to make sure there's no major damage or anything like that," Anthony said. "I don't think it's any major damage. But we'll see. We'll find that out shortly."

Anthony said his shoulder was checked during his exit meeting Monday, and "everything was stable." He said he thinks he just needs to rest it, but he wants to know definitively.

"Probably in the next couple of days, I'll go check it out and get that out of the way," he said. "At least I'll know the process that I have to take as far as rehabbing, when I can get back into the gym and things like that."

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Summertime news

Iman Shumpert said the Knicks want him to be "more decisive offensively," and he will work on that this offseason. He hopes to play for the Knicks' summer league team in Las Vegas. Knee surgery prevented him from playing last summer and cost him the first 37 games this season.

"I think I'm going to play,'' he said. "Just to be under coaching. That'll give me an opportunity to work on the things I need to work on for next year and for me to still be under a coach's wing. It can't be anything but positive for me."

Martin wants to come back

Kenyon Martin provided much-needed tenacity and toughness after signing in February and hopes to re-sign with the Knicks.

"If it's meant to be, then I'll be back," he said. "But if not, I had a great time. Like I told them guys, thank you for being the one to take a chance on me, bringing me in when I needed them. And they needed me, so it worked."

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Martin was asked what moves he would make if he were the Knicks' general manager.

"Ain't my call, man," he said. "If I say anything, it's 'bring Kenyon back.' "

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