Carmelo Anthony replaces injured Kevin Love in All-Star Game

Feb 18, 2017, 00:32

When it was announced that Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love would miss the All-Star Game because of an injury, Beal and others were considered for his spot. "For one, Carmelo is a great player", Beal said of the New York Knicks star. Anthony is averaging a respectable 23.3 points per game, but the Knicks have been one of the bigger disappointments in the National Basketball Association this season, holding a 23-33 record heading into Wednesday's action. "If they reward winning, then I don't understand how the decision was made", Beal told The Washington Post.

"Don't get me wrong, it's still an honor to be named to the All-Star team, to go out there and represent despite everything that's been going on, that's surrounding us, that's surrounding me, that's surrounding our organization", said Anthony, who was originally planning a vacation before he received the call from the league office.

He's headed to a warm island - as long as the National Basketball Association doesn't call him to be a replacement for injured Cavaliers star Kevin Love. Beal is not far behind Anthony in points (22.3), and the Wizards are arguably the hottest team in the National Basketball Association as of late, going 17-3 in their last 20 games. He has recently moved past Charles Barkley into 25th on the NBA's all-time scoring list, along with making his eighth straight all-star appearance. In his last five games, Anthony is averaging 28.4 points on 54.1 percent shooting overall and 58.1 percent from deep.

New York Knicks record right now is atrocious. The 32-year-old is now averaging 23.2 points per game, 6.1 rebounds per game and 2.9 assists per game, with a 19.2 player efficiency rating for the Knicks, a team that is now in the 12th place in the Easter Conference with a 23-33 record.

"No, like I told you all before, nothing came to me", he said. Only 33 players have been selected more often in league history. His electrifying 30-point performance back in the 2014 All-Star Game also took place in New Orleans. "I think, they're third in the East, so he's very deserving and it would be cool to see him go".

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