Found May 22, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
This is a similar injury to what Dwight Howard played with for a good portion of the year. It isn’t bad enough to sideline you, but it is bothersome. Carmelo Anthony played 12 playoff games with a partially torn left shoulder, the Daily News has learned. An MRI of Anthony’s shoulder revealed a partially torn labrum, according to a Knicks source and there is a possibility that Anthony may need surgery. The Knicks are hopeful that the injury will heal on its own and the club has told Anthony to rest for the next three to four weeks at which point he will be re-evaluated. If Anthony needs surgery he could be out for 3-5 months, but it doesn’t look like it is that serious, so expect Melo to be ready by training camp.

Melo has tear in left shoulder

Carmelo Anthony reportedly has a tear in his shoulder and played in the playoffs with the injury. There is no word if he'll have surgery for it.

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Warriors interested in Dwight Howard

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