This was likely going to be the case after Anthony pulled his hamstring in Thursday’s game against the L.A. Clippers. He went up for a shot but immediately came down and grabbed his right hamstring.
Head coach Frank Vogel called a timeout and Anthony walked straight to the locker room.
Anthony has been a vital piece to the Lakers’ rotation, especially as a floor-spacing forward. The Lakers turned to veteran Trevor Ariza to replace Anthony after the injury, so Ariza should be in the rotation against the Knicks.
Anthony will be re-evaluated after more days of rest before Tuesday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
ESPN Sources: Lakers F Carmelo Anthony is expected to miss Saturday’s game vs. the Knicks (ABC, 8:30 PM ET), which would give him four days of rest before re-evaluating his strained right hamstring ahead of Tuesday’s game vs. Milwaukee.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2022
Source: Yahoo Sports