Carmelo Anthony wants to play against his brothers, but can’t

Melo is missing out on his old friends.
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The Knicks spent last season unloading almost all of the little talent they already had on their roster. During a failure of a 17-win season, that included Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith, both of whom were shipped off to Cleveland in a three-team deal.

Now, with the Knicks preparing to play the Cavaliers on Wednesday, and with both Shumpert and Smith missing the game because of injuries, Anthony says he's upset he doesn't get the chance to go up against them.

From Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News:

Anthony, unfortunately, wasn't able to play against either of those guys after the trade because of knee surgery that ended his season after the All-Star break. And now, the weight continues.

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