Carmelo Anthony’s tough week continued on Thursday when he was not named an NBA All-Star for the first time since 2009.
When the list of reserves came out, Anthony’s name was not on it.
Anthony is averaging 22.7 points and 6.1 rebounds for the Knicks (20-27), losers of 14-of-18.
Anthony, an NBA All-Star every year from 2010-16, has been the subject of trade rumors this week involving the Cavaliers, Celtics and Clippers as it has become apparent that Knicks President Phil Jackson is actively shopping Anthony, who has a no-trade clause.
This will also the first All-Star Game without Anthony or Dwyane Wade since 2003-04, their rookie seasons, per ESPN.
Among those named to the game as reserves were two-time reigning NBA All-Star MVP Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder and first-time All-Stars Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz, DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers and former Rice High School star Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets.