Carmelo Anthony May Sit Out the All-Star Game With Bruised Arm

An elbow to Carmelo Anthony’s right arm wrecked his jumper last night, resulting in a horrific 12-point performance (on 5/24 shooting from the field) as the New York Knicks lost 92-88 to the Toronto Raptors. Melo says he won’t play in Sunday’s ASG if the biceps injury lingers. Per Newsday: “He said he suffered the injury while trying to step in front of a driving DeMar DeRozan in the first quarter and took an elbow to his biceps. ‘It was kind of like a dead arm out there,’ Anthony said. ‘I was just trying to get through, get some feeling back into it. It is what it is at this point.’ Anthony said he tried to treat the injury by keeping it warm and stretching it at halftime but ‘the stretch kind of made it a little bit worse.’ […] Standing in front of his locker, Anthony said if he continued to feel discomfort in the arm in the coming days, he would not risk further injury by playing in the All-Star Game. ‘I’m not going to force it,’ Anthony said. ‘I’m definitely not going to force. As bad as I want to play and participate, if I can’t go, I can’t go. Nothing I can do about that.'”