Carmelo Anthony’s first game as a member of the New York Knicks will be Wednesday night’s against the Milwaukee Bucks, according to New York Daily News’ Frank Isola. All players have reportedly passes physicals and so forth. That game is scheduled for 7:30 pm ET and will be shown on NBA League Pass unless somebody decides to upgrade its coverage.
Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said his starting lineup for that game and moving forward will be Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, Chauncey Billups, Landry Fields, and Ronny Turiaf. Donnie Walsh seems the least satisfied with Turiaf’s presence in that lineup, adding the Knicks are interesting in acquiring a center before the trade deadline.
Turiaf has started about a dozen games this season, near the same number as started by the departed Timofey Mozgov. He’s in his first year with the Knicks, averaging about 18 minutes and five points per game.