Melo playing 40 or more minutes per game lately
In 12 of his past 18 games -- and the past three -- Carmelo Anthony has played 40 or more minutes. His season average is just over 38, right along with the NBA's other top five scorers: Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and James Harden.
But even with the increased minutes -- which have been needed with the Knicks still trying to reclaim their early season offensive rhythm -- Melo is feeling fine.
"There's no need for me to be thinking about that," he said. "The more I think about it, the more it starts sinking in that negativity. I don't want to do that. I know I've been playing all year. I feel good though. My body feels good for the most part, and the good thing is I came (into the season) in shape, and that's helping me out right now."
-- ESPN NY