According to an interview with Melo he stated he likely won't be playing for another couple of games!
Ok I know what you're thinking, "How is it possible Melo's sprained ankle is THAT bad??" I know this same sentiment was apparent in a recent front page article. I've had sprained ankles myself and they do take some time to heal. However, I haven't ever, and will never be a scoring machine like Carmelo Anthony. So why isn't he playing ball when his ankle sprain perhaps isn't THAT bad? Heres my theory, he doesn't want to hurt his numbers. Thats right I said it, instead of playing in games that his team really needs him in, even if you're not gonna get the 110% Melo, he has opted to not play so that his overall scoring numbers are effected. If he plays anyway and he isn't putting up insane numbers he probably assumes, and maybe rightfully so, that his chances for MVP go out the window.
I'm not sure if that's really what's happening, I'm not in the lockeroo..... well you get the picture.
source via hoophype = Anthony told Yahoo! Sports late Wednesday that his sprained left ankle will likely force him to miss at least the next two games...
Is Melo actually able to play but has decided to wait until he is 100% because he doesn't want to hurt his numbers??
Yes, he knows this is his golden chance to win the MVP and doesn't want this ankle sprain to screw up his chances. (14 votes)
No way! Melo is a tenacious competitor and would never sit out when he could be playing and helping his team! (35 votes)
Theres no way to tell whats really going on. (30 votes)
79 total votes