The Knicks' Carmelo Anthony will replace injured Kevin Love as an Eastern Conference All-Star, according to league sources.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 16, 2017
A rare mistake from Commissioner Silver, naming Melo an All-Star over Bradley Beal or even Goran Dragic. This is purely a résumé nod for Carmelo, who’s net rating for the year is an abominable -4.9, even though his traditional splits look nice at 23/6/3.
Beal, alongside John Wall, is leading the streaking Wizards with 22 points per game, while shooting 40% from 3 on 7.2 attempts, by far the most of his career. His net rating is 8, and most importantly he’s stayed healthy, reportedly due to an improved diet staying away from Reese’s and Skittles. Reward the man!
Even if Brad Beal isn’t a convincing enough case, Goran Dragic is quietly having a career year for the also streaking Miami Heat, much to Pat Riley’s chagrin. He is averaging 20/4/6 on 44% 3pt shooting, and led the Heat to the longest winning streak by an under .500 team in NBA history.
Much like a Jeff Van Gundy, I believe contributing to a winning basketball should be a vital aspect of a player’s candidacy, and Carmelo has not certainly not done that. His GM is subtweeting him to get him out of town! But honestly, Phil Jackson might be the happiest to hear of Melo’s all-star nod, maybe it’ll drive up the asking price for the aging star’s services.