The first big night of the NBA season, barring further cancellations, would feature Carmelo Anthony's return to Denver.
The Knicks' All-Star doesn't want to lose that one, but is concerned there may not be basketball at all this season.
''Right now, anybody would be,'' he said Wednesday. ''They cancel the first two weeks of the season, maybe in a couple of days they cancel another two weeks of the season. So I don't know how to feel right now.''
But he knows he wants to play in Denver on Nov. 16, just to get the return to his first NBA home out of the way. He knows it could be a ''circus,'' but said: ''I can't shy away from that. I've got to deal with it.''
''Obviously once they said the first two weeks was going to be canceled, of course the Denver game was highlighted on the calendar, not just for me but for everybody. So right now, that has a chance to be up in flames now.''
The current season opener is Nov. 15, featuring just four games. The next night is a full slate, incl...