Carmelo Anthony nursing a sore hamstring

The Knicks small forward has been nursing a sore hamstring for several days and insists that the injury is not serious. He will be available for Friday’s Olympics semifinal against Argentina.

“I’m fine,” he said before Thursday’s practice. “It’s nothing serious.”

The Knicks, however, are taking all the necessary precautions to make sure Anthony returns to the States healthy. The club sent a trainer to monitor Anthony over the final four days of the Olympics, which conclude with Sunday’s gold medal game.

– Reported by Frank Isola of theĀ New York Daily News