Melo for MVP?
The clip above shows Melo in torching the Brooklyn Nets for 45, in a impressive offensive display (The Nets might want to send more double teams at Carmelo in the future).
December 20, 2012
At the start of 2012 NBA season, all of the attention was on defending champion Miami Heat and the retooled Los Angeles Lakers. The Knicks’ spent their offseason acquiring NBA senior citizens like Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby, and Rasheed Wallace which didn’t spark fear into any anyone. Coupled with the injuries to Amare Stoudimire, the Knicks looked destined for another 1st round playoff exit and considered an afterthought. 25 games into the season, the New York Knicks have been one of the best teams in basketball. Lead by Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks have an near perfect 11-1 record in the Garden, and the best record in the East.
Unlike previous New York teams, this squad is perfectly suited for Melo’s game. He is playing the power forward position (where he is most effective) is surrounded by shooters, and anchored defensively by Tyson Chandler. The Knicks are playing great basketball and Carmelo Anthony is having one of his best seasons ever. He is 2nd in the league in scoring (28 ppg) and shooting a ridiculous 46% from 3. He has been more consistent on the defensive end and has been a model of consistency on and off the court. If Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks keep up this pace, Anthony will capture his 1st MVP… and maybe his 1st title.