Wednesday night, the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony injured his arm, potentially leaving him out of the All-Star game.
Carmelo Anthony says he has a contusion on his right bicep. Says he might not play in All-Star Game if pain continues.
— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) February 14, 2013
Anthony finished the game, but struggled mightily from the field, going 5-24 for 12 points. The Knicks ended up falling to the Toronto Raptors 88-92.
If his arm continues to bother him, it would be wise for Anthony to sit out of the game on Sunday. There is no reason for him to play through pain and potentially risk further injury.
He has been on a tear this season, tied for the league lead in scoring at 29 points per game, as well as grabbing 6.5 rebounds a night. Losing him would end any slim chance the Knicks have of moving past the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference.
If Anthony does end up missing All-Star weekend, there are numerous players who would like to make a trip to Houston to take his spot. Paul Pierce, Al Horford and David West have all been playing well this season, and play similar positions to Anthony.
Stay tuned to Saving The Skyhook as we continue to follow this, and other NBA All-Star Game news.