Carmelo Anthony’s homecoming could not have gone any worse for him, Tyson Chandler and especially the Knicks.

Mike Woodson’s team really doesn’t have a good leg to stand on as the Knicks, thoroughly embarrassed 117-94 by the Denver Nuggets, lost more than just a game Wednesday night. Anthony spent most of the second half in the locker room with a sore right knee and announced afterwards that he is returning to New York Thursday to have fluid drained.

The procedure will likely knock him out of the final three games of the West Coast trip.

“I have no idea,” Anthony said when asked about when he’ll play again. “At this point it's just a matter of getting this done and see what happens from there. I want to get to the bottom of this quick.”

The news on Chandler is more encouraging after he appeared to suffer a serious left knee injury in the second quarter that knocked him out of the game. The preliminary diagnosis on Chandler is a “contused knee” according to the Knicks.