Carmelo Anthony has been playing with left knee soreness for much of the season and the fear is that it may require surgery to correct.

Anthony said surgery is the “last, last option.”

“I’m not even looking forward to even discussing the surgery or anything like that. I’ll explore as many other options as I can before I go under the knife and get surgery. ... That will always be a solution, an option, but that was the last, last option.”

Anthony could postpone the procedure until after the season.