Michelle's sister-in-law, La La Vazquez, who married Melo in July, tweeted about her family's loss yesterday. "On behalf of myself & Melo, thank u all 4ur condolences on the loss of Mel's sister. We r holding up and being strong," she wrote.
Anthony has left the Nuggets to be with his family and is said to have the full support of his team.
He is expected to rejoin his team after Christmas.