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Carmelo Anthony Will Replace Kevin Love In The 2017 All-Star Game

The injured Cavs forward will sit out, leaving a spot for the now 10-time All-Star

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If you were reading this and you saw Anthony replacing Love, I’d be remiss to tell you it only applies to the All-Star Game, and not a permanent place on the Cavs’ roster via blockbuster trade.

Tonight, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported that the Eastern Conference All-Star team would replace the injured Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love with the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony.

Unfortunately, for ‘Melo, he told the media just a few days ago that he planned on resting during the All-Star break, a first for him in the last eight years.

From the NY Daily News:

I would love to take this break and just utilize this break and my body and my mind and just get away from everything (source).

That makes three Knickerbockers participating in New Orleans festivities this February. Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangómez will play in the “Rising Stars Challenge” (the rookie-sophomore game) and Porzingis will have double duties, joining the “Skills Challenge” on Saturday night.

This will be Carmelo’s tenth All-Star game and he’ll return to NOLA where he set the NBA All-Star Game record for three-pointers made, eight, in 2014. The record has since been broken by Paul George in last year’s East vs. West match up.

Well, despite Anthony’s desire for rest, we have another Knick to root for next week!

[Marc Stein/ESPN]

Reid Goldsmith, managing editor

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