Carmelo Anthony hasn’t played a meaningful minute since the 2015 NBA All-Star game, but he’s making strides towards getting back on the court.

In what could be beneficial to his return from knee surgery, Anthony has informed U.S. Olympic Team officials he will attend the Aug. 11-13 minicamp as the team gears up for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio, according to the New York Post.

Anthony is still rehabbing from February’s left-knee surgery so he will not be a fully active participant, according to a source. Team USA CEO Jerry Colangelo has encouraged roster members to come to the minicamp even if they can’t play due to injury.

Following surgery to repair his torn patellar tendon, Anthony was deemed out four-to-six months, meaning he’s on the very early fringes of his return. He is back on the court doing some basketball activities such as shooting and probably would participate similarly in Vegas.

Team USA will hold practices Aug. 11 and 12 in Vegas and participate in a Blue-White intrasquad scrimmage Aug. 13. It’s unclear if Melo will chase another gold medal in Rio.

By Glenn Erby


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