NEW ORLEANS – (Staff Report from Official News Release) – New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Eastern Conference All-Star reserve Kevin Love in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. ET at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
This marks the 10th NBA All-Star selection for Anthony, who is averaging 23.2 points (tied for 16th in the NBA), 6.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 55 games this season. The 32-year-old is set to play in the All-Star Game for the eighth consecutive year. Anthony (23,775 career points) recently passed Charles Barkley for 25th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
Love, who was named an All-Star for the fourth time, had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Feb. 14. The Cavaliers have estimated that he will return to play in approximately six weeks.