Knicks F Carmelo Anthony does not want to be a potential injury replacement during the NBA All-Star Game, according to Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News.
With the injury to Cavliers F Kevin Love, a spot might open up, but Anthony prefers to rest.
"I would love to take this break and just utilize this break and my body and my mind and just get away from everything," Anthony said. "I could utilize this break. If they call me I'd consider it. But I would love to utilize this break."
Anthony, who has been the subject of trade rumors for the last few weeks, passed Charles Barkley on the NBA's All-Time scoring list during Sunday night's win over San Antonio.
Prior to this season, Anthony had been selected to nine All-Star games, including every one from 2010 to 2015.
This year's All-Star Game takes place on Sunday, Feb. 19 in New Orleans.