Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (NYK) “Melo” jumpmab 

(Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)


NYK Forward: 6’8, 240 lbs; 15th year, Syracuse 

NBA Role: offensive star • Hybrid

MELOOOOOOO: still one of the league’s smoothest scorers; ‘how do you want it, let me(lo) count the ways’ – gives you buckets from deep, midrange, after a deadly jab step, driving to the hole, from the foul line – if there’s a way to put the ball in the basket, Melo can craft a thesis in his sleep; chastised for being a selfish player despite incredible scoring numbers – winning a title in NY will dispel any notions regarding Melo’s ability to lead; Top DOG status hasn’t really wavered since entering the league 14 years back, which is pretty remarkable; Melo’s carried his team’s offense for the better part of his career – could thrive, in Jeff Hornacek’s system, if afforded the luxury of taking a step back*; already one of the most decorated non-title winners in league history – will Melo add championship gold to his trophy case?

*can someone like KP eventually shoulder the load?

Signature Move: jab step, jumper

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 88


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Career: 24.8 points/game, 6.6 rebounds/game, 45% FG

3x Olympic Gold Medalist (2008, 2012, 2016)

Capt. America – Team USA’s All-Time Leading Scorer

10x All-Star (Last: 2017) starstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstar

Trademarks: positive demeanor, two sleeves, headband

Best player to never win…All-Star MVP?

More on “Melo”

  • “MSG Rec.” – MELOOOOOOO notches 62 points v. the now-defunct Charlotte Bobcats (via VintageDawkinsJan. 2014):