The New York Knicks trading Carmelo Anthony to Boston Celtics works perfectly for both parties 6
Feb 1, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) walks across the court during the first quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

For the second night of a back-to-back, the New York Knicks have announced the Carmelo Anthony will be unavailable against the Orlando Magic on the road. 

In a move that will make fans of the “Knickstank” very happy, the New York Knicks have ruled Carmelo Anthony out against the Orlando Magic tonight.

Carmelo has struggled recently, averaging just under 17 points a game on only 31 percent shooting. Getting Anthony healthy should be a priority in a lost season for the Knicks.

The Knicks come into tonight’s game against the Magic at sixth in the draft lottery rankings. The Magic stand at four but only lead the Knicks, if you wanna call it that, by two games.

Whoever wins this game will almost certainly lose in the end. For the loser, they get one step closer to a date with Washington’s Markelle Fultz or UCLA’s Lonzo Ball.

This marks just the second game all season Melo will sit out.