Melo (stomach) probable vs. Warriors

February, 27, 2013
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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony did not make it to shootaround due to a stomach virus, according to the team.

Anthony, the second-leading scorer in the NBA, is listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Warriors, which means he's expected to play.

Head coach Mike Woodson said after Wednesday's shootaround that he's "pretty positive" Anthony will play against Golden State.

The Knicks are 3-4 without Anthony.

Backup point guard Pablo Prigioni is a game-time decision due to back spasms, which flared up Tuesday. Prigioni, 35, has suited up in each of the Knicks' 52 games. He had five assists in 13 minutes in a victory over the 76ers on Sunday.

If Prigioni can't play, Woodson said he will have to tweak his starting lineup. He will likely remove Jason Kidd from the starting five so Kidd can fill in as the backup point guard. Iman Shumpert would likely slide into the starting shooting guard slot. It is unclear who then would start at small forward. J.R. Smith is a possibility.

So is Anthony. If he starts at small forward, Amar'e Stoudemire or Kurt Thomas could start at power forward, though Woodson seems hesitant to start Stoudemire.

KENYON IS A GAME-TIME DECISION: Woodson will also wait until later to decide on Kenyon Martin's status. Martin hopes to make his season debut against the Warriors.

Martin signed a 10-day contract with the team on Saturday. His presence is more important now, with the news that Rasheed Wallace is out for at least eight weeks due to foot surgery.

Woodson said Martin's status would be "based on him feeling good about" his grasp of the Knicks' system and terminology.

"I just got to wait and see. I think there's a chance he could play," Woodson said.

CAMBY STILL CLOSE: Woodson said Marcus Camby is moving around well and reiterated that the veteran could return to the floor on Friday against the Wizards.

"He's getting close. He's scrimmaging, moving up and down the floor. That tells me he's starting to feel a little bit better," Woodson said.

Camby has been sidelined since Jan. 10 with a plantar fascia injury in his left foot.

Ian Begley

ESPN New York Writer

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
23.4 3.3 0.8 36.3
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsA. Stoude... 7.4
AssistsJ. Calderon 3.9
StealsP. Prigioni 1.3
BlocksS. Dalembert 1.3