According to CNBC's Darren Rovell, Carmelo Anthony will don the number seven when he makes his debut in orange and blue for the Knicks, which the New York Daily News' Frank Isola reports will actually happen tomorrow night against the Bucks at MSG.
There has been quite the debate as to which number Anthony will represent, as his previous number with the Nuggets (#15) and his high school number (#22) have both retired by the Knicks already.
Though there was initial speculation he could wear number 30 in honor of his idol, former Knick Bernard King, Anthony reportedly also gave number 13 consideration, which has been previously worn by former Knick Luc Longley....oh, and Mark Jackson, of course.
Even the opportunity to wear number seven didn't come without a (small) hitch for Anthony, as Kelenna Azubuike, who has yet to play for the Knicks while rehabbing from a knee injury all season long, already owned it. Luckily for Anthony, 'Buike will now don number 17 instead, when he does finally does take the court for the Knicks, that is.
As fate would have it, 'Buike's time on the court is reportedly finally imminent, as he is healthier and readier than ever. As the Knicks look to rebuild their rotation, his suggested debut comes at quite the opportune time.