Blazers’ Carmelo Anthony appreciates fans voting him for All-Star Game
The first round of the All-Star votes were released on Thursday and Portland Trail Blazers small forward Carmelo Anthony is eighth among frontcourt players.
Anthony, who was out of the NBA for more than a year before the Blazers signed him in November, appreciates the fans who have been voting for him.
“My thing is it’s all about the fans at the end of the day,” Anthony said, via Blazers.com. “That’s why we do what we do, for the love of the game but we also do it for the fans. So I appreciate everything that’s coming my way, especially coming from the fans, the support. Hopefully they’ll continue that support.
“If I get the opportunity I’ll definitely take the opportunity. But we’ll see what happens.”
Anthony is a 10-time All-Star. He last played in an All-Star game back in 2017, his final season with the New York Knicks.
In 20 games this season with the Blazers, Anthony is averaging 16.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists. The future Hall of Famer is shooting 42.1 percent from the field, 40.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.0 percent from the free-throw line.
The Blazers are 8-12 with Anthony in the lineup and 14-21 overall on the season. Portland sits in the ninth spot in the Western Conference standings.
Anthony scored 26 points for the Blazers on Wednesday against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. However, the Blazers lost by 24 points.
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