Melo to replace injured Love in All-Star Game

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has been selected as the injury replacement for Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love for Sunday's All-Star Game in New Orleans, the NBA said Wednesday.Sources told ESPN.com that Anthony accepted the invite from NBA...

Melo to replace injured Love in All-Star Game

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has been selected as the injury replacement for Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love for Sunday's All-Star Game in New Orleans, the NBA said Wednesday.

Sources told ESPN.com that Anthony accepted the invite from NBA commissioner Adam Silver earlier in the day, after Silver offered him the spot on the Eastern Conference roster.

This will mark Anthony's 10th All-Star Game.

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Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Kevin Love played at least three games with a knee injury that required arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday.

With the NBA's trade deadline looming, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony expects to remain in the Big Apple.

Love had surgery to remove loose bodies in his left knee on Tuesday and will miss six to eight weeks.

Anthony and Love have been the subject of recent trade rumors and media reports.

Among other scenarios, the reports stated the Knicks have actively sought to acquire Love in a trade for Anthony before the Feb. 23 trade deadline.

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