NEW YORK – New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Eastern Conference All-Star reserve Kevin Love in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. ET at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
This marks the 10th NBA All-Star selection for Anthony, who is averaging 23.2 points (tied for 16th in the NBA), 6.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 55 games this season. The 32-year-old is set to play in the All-Star Game for the eighth consecutive year. Anthony (23,775 career points) recently passed Charles Barkley for 25th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
Love, who was named an All-Star for the fourth time, had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Feb. 14. The Cavaliers have estimated that he will return to play in approximately six weeks.
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The Warriors reportedly added a player on Wednesday morning.
Golden State signed Georges Niang to a partially guaranteed contract, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Warriors already have 15 players with fully guaranteed contracts for next season.
It's possible that Niang ends up signing a two-way contract and spend the majority of the season in Santa Cruz.
Former Oregon big man Chris Boucher inked a two-way deal with the Warriors back in mid-July.
The Pacers selected Niang in the second round (50th overall) of the 2016 draft.
Last year, the power forward appeared in 23 games for Indiana.
He also played in six contests with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants -- averaging 19 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists.
The Pacers waived Niang last month.
As a senior at Iowa State, he averaged 20.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists, while shooting 39 percent from deep.
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller
Donald Trump spoke to the media on Tuesday afternoon about the situation in Charlottesville.
He said the following:
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Shortly thereafter, Steve Nash tweeted the following:
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