Carmelo Anthony returns to New York to face the Knicks, a team he played over 400 games with.  It will be just his second game back at Madison Square Garden since he was traded to the Thunder back in 2017.

The Blazers forward was asked about having his number retired by the Knicks one day.  Melo admitted he was hopeful that it would happen, only eight players have gotten their jerseys retired by the Knicks.

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The players with their numbers retired by the Knicks are Patrick Ewing, Walt Frazier, Willis Reed, Earl Monroe, Bill Bradley, Dick Barnett, Dick McGuire and Dave DeBusschere.

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