Carmelo Anthony said he isn't "shutting it down for the season yet," and asked fans to be patient with the Knicks as they continue their rebuild, promising "it'll be greater later."
In a "diary-style" video that was posted on Bleacher Report Tuesday evening, Anthony discussed his troublesome left knee, the Knicks trade that sent J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to Cleveland and the future of the franchise.
"The season's been kind of a roller coaster so far because of injuries, trades, a lot of emotions flaring, losing friends," Anthony said. "There's a lot of things that's going on but today I just want to let everybody know a little bit about me and what I'm going through with my knee injury. I'm all right. I'm not shutting it down for the season yet -- just trying to take some time to get it right."
Anthony is expected to miss his fourth straight game Wednesday night when the Knicks visit Washington, trying to snap their 12-game losing streak.
"I know it's a lot of fans out there that's kind of upset or kind of down on the team, kind of down on the players right now, kind of down on the situation, but I will say it'll be greater later," Anthony said. "Just be patient with the team, with the organization, with the journey, with the plan, what we're trying to create, what we're trying to accomplish. Greatness don't happen overnight, and it's something that we're trying to build here.
"But as far as me, I'm rehabbing, I'm around the clock getting treatment and therapy. I'm trying to get right, trying to do what I got to do so I can be at my greatest."
Anthony, who hasn't spoken to reporters since the Knicks lost on New Year's Eve to the Clippers in Los Angeles, said he would be doing more of these videos.