Carmelo Anthony has been dealing with constant shoulder pain, which will continue to bother him as long as he does not sit out, he told Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
Anthony, who hurt his shoulder in an early December game against the Lakers, said it continues to bother him as he plays through the injury.
"It's bad," Anthony told Bondy on Friday night. "You know what it is, it's an adjustment that you have to make on the fly. Like some days it feels good, some days it's tight. Throughout the course of the game, certain shots, certain moves, you feel like the strength isn't there. So it's just a matter of figuring out how to play through it."
A source recently told SNY.TV that Knicks president Phil Jackson would have preferred Anthony to rest and get treatment in New York, rather than to have taken the time to travel with the team on the West Coast.
Anthony finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in the Knicks' win over the Bucks on Friday night, his second straight double-double.