Carmelo Anthony to replace injured Kevin Love as All-Star reserve
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Carmelo Anthony to replace injured Kevin Love as All-Star reserve

It looks like the Knicks star won't get the weekend off after all.

Carmelo Anthony has replaced Kevin Love on the Eastern Conference All-Star roster.

The NBA announced the move Wednesday in lieu of Love's recent knee surgery that is expected to keep him out at least six weeks.

MORE: Tyronn Lue admits he played Kevin Love despite knee injury

Anthony, who was considered one of the biggest All-Star snubs, was averaging 23.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game heading into Wednesday night's clash against the Thunder. It will be Anthony's 10th All-Star appearance.

That doesn't mean he'll be happy about going.


Anthony said Sunday he made plans for the weekend and was looking forward to the time off "to get away from everything."


"If they call me I'd consider it," he said, "but I would love to utilize this break."

Despite constant trade rumors, the Knicks star stated he expects to remain in New York through the trade deadline later this month.

Anthony recently passed Charles Barkley for 25th on the all-time NBA scoring list. He will come off the bench for the Eastern Conference all-stars.

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