Melo to Replace Kevin Love as 2017 All-Star

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Carmelo Anthony is once again an All-Star. The Knicks forward learned today the NBA has selected him to replace the injured Kevin Love.

Love is expected to miss six weeks to recover from knee surgery. Sunday’s game will be Melo’s 10th All-Star game appearance.

Anthony is averaging 23 points on 44% shooting for the season. The selection comes with Melo on a recent hot streak of 26 points on 46% shooting for his last 10 games.

 

[Video] Carmelo Anthony Named Starter on 2014 All-Star Team

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Carmelo Anthony has been named to his seventh All-Star team, the NBA announced yesterday.

After a slow start that saw him shooting under 40%, Anthony has improved his numbers to 44% from the field, 41 from three-point  range, 9 rebounds and 3 assists.

In last year’s All-Star game, Melo put up 26 points and notched 12 assists. Rounding out the starting five with Anthony are LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Paul George and Kyrie Irving.

The below graphic, courtesy of nyknicks.com, illustrates Melo’s excellent stats. The game takes place on February 16.

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