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Anthony returned from a six-game absence due to knee soreness Thursday and put up 25 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 10-12 FT), three rebounds, two assists, three steals, and one block in 28 minutes.

Anthony was said to be targeting the London game to play, and he still wants to try and play in the All-Star Game in February, but how many games he actually plays between now and the All-Star Game on Feb. 15 remains to be seen. If you can find someone willing to trade for Anthony, now is the time to shop him. Until something else is reported, consider him a game-time decision for Monday's game.

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Anthony (knee) will try to play in Thursday's game against the Bucks, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

Anthony hasn't played since the calendar shifted to 2015, but has been targeting a return for Thursday's game in London. It appears he will attempt to play in the game, but it's unclear how many minutes he will play and how effective he will be. The wording of his statement still doesn't necessarily confirm him as in either, but Thursday's shootaround could provide a little more clarity on his status.

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Anthony (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game in London against the Bucks.

It's no secret that Anthony has been targeting the London game for a return, but he may still end up being a game-time decision. He recently said that his knee will eventually require surgery, and it's quite possible he'll be shut down before the end of the season. Amar'e Stoudemire (knee) is also questionable for Thursday's game.

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Anthony (knee) was limited in practice Monday, Steve Popper of The Record reports.

Anthony has missed six straight games while rehabbing a nagging knee injury, and he remains day-to-day in advance of Thursday's game against the Bucks in London. The forward said over the weekend that he hopes to play Thursday afternoon, but a final call likely won't come until he's evaluated later in the week.

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Anthony (knee) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

Anthony is in no rush to get back onto the court and will miss his sixth straight game as a result. He's still considered day-to-day at this point with his next opportunity to get back on the court coming against the Bucks on Thursday.

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Anthony (knee) is out for Thursday's game against the Rockets.

Anthony was never expected to play, as he previously mentioned that he hopes to return for next Thursday's contest against the Bucks in London. For this Thursday against Houston, the Knicks will go with a starting lineup of Jose Calderon, Pablo Prigoni, Tim Hardaway, Jason Smith and Cole Aldrich. The team has done a lot of shuffling with its lineups and playing time the past few games.

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Anthony (knee) won't play Wednesday, and indicated at morning shootaround he hopes to play in London next Thursday, David Aldridge of reports.

Anthony is expected to miss the entire week, so it's no surprise he will sit out Wednesday. His London return date would be right in line with that plan, as the Knicks have a a five day break from Saturday until Thursday of next week. With J.R. Smith now out of the picture, Tim Hardaway will likely continue to see big minutes, with Pablo Prigoni also likely starting and seeing extra time.

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Anthony (knee) has officially been ruled out for Monday's game against Memphis, Steve Popper of The Record reports.

As expected, coach Derek Fisher will hold Anthony out for the third straight game as the star continues to battle knee soreness. Fisher indicated that Anthony may sit out the rest of the week, so at this point it appears unlikely he plays Wednesday in Washington, Thursday against Houston and Saturday against Charlotte. In his absence, J.R. Smith will likely continue to start alongside Tim Hardaway, Jr. and Jose Calderon in the backcourt.

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Anthony (knee) may not play this week, ESPN New York's Ian Begley reports. "We're kind of looking at this next week or so being a heavy stretch, and probably will be best for him not to go," coach Derek Fisher said of the Knicks' upcoming stretch of five games in seven days.

Given the uncertainty surrounding Anthony's status, it is best to bench him in weekly leagues. Hopefully with some more time off, Anthony can get healthy enough to take the floor again and get back to contributing for fantasy teams. Still, there remains the possibility that he could be shut down for the season at some point. J.R. Smith, Tim Hardaway and Cleanthony Early all figure to see extended time on the wing in Anthony's absence.

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Anthony (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Milwaukee.

As expected, Anthony, who was considered doubtful entering Sunday, will sit out his second straight game. The Knicks will again be shorthanded, with Andrea Bargnani (calf), Iman Shumpert (shoulder) and Amar'e Stoudemire (knee) joining Anthony on the inactive list. Coach Derek Fisher will go with Jose Calderon, Tim Hardaway, Jr., J.R. Smith, Quincy Acy and Cole Aldrich as the starting five. Consider Anthony questionable to play Monday against Memphis.