NBA All-Star Game: Carmelo Anthony named as Kevin Love’s replacement

Scott Clarke / ESPN(NEW YORK) — New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will be stepping in for Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love on Sunday when the 2017 NBA All-Star Game tips off.

Anthony, 32, was picked by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace Love, who underwent knee surgery on Tuesday. The Cavs said Love, 28, is expected to be out for approximately six weeks as he recovers from the operation.

With Anthony now part of the Eastern Conference roster, this marks his 10th NBA All-Star selection. So far this season, he is averaging 23.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.

The 66th NBA All-Star Game is set to air Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. ET from New Orleans.

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