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Carmelo Anthony a game-time decision, but Rasheed Wallace is out again

Carmelo Anthony leaves the game in the third

Carmelo Anthony leaves the game in the third quarter of a game against the Los Angeles Lakers. (Dec. 13, 2012) Credit: Jim McIsaac

Carmelo Anthony went through shootaround and will test his sprained left ankle before the game. Right now he’s a game-time decision against the Nets.

“He’s moving around pretty good so we’ll see,” Mike Woodson said. “He still hasn’t indicated that he’s going to play. So he’s going to wait. I think he’s going to come out and warm up and see how he feels.”

The Knicks won’t have Rasheed Wallace (sore left foot) or Marcus Camby (left foot) and Steve Novak is questionable with flu-like symptoms.

“All he has to do is shoot,” Woodson joked. “So, hey, I’m going to call him when I get out of here and tell him he needs to be ready.”

But Wallace’s foot issue might be a little more serious than he originally said. Wallace re-aggravated something he had earlier in his career and Woodson said he isn’t sure he will have him Friday or Sunday either.

“We’re rehabbing him and I’m not going to rush him back,” Woodson said. “I think he was trying to play then he couldn’t play. We got to get him where he’s consistently on the floor. That’s why we’re doing what we’re doing now from a therapy standpoint in terms of trying to get him back.”

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