Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Carmelo Anthony: Elite or Not?

(Originally posted at http://sports.yahoo.com/news/york-knicks-star-carmelo-anthony-elite-165000890.html)

COMMENTARY | When the New York Knicks traded for Carmelo Anthony in 2011, it was with the expectation that he would come in and turn New York into a title contender.

The team struggled at first to mesh the skills of Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire but when Stoudemire started to struggle with injuries, Anthony stepped up as the unquestioned alpha dog.

 It has been Anthony's team ever since, especially with Stoudemire unable to regain his health and play at the level he once did. While Anthony is undoubtedly the Knicks' best player, does that mean he is an elite NBA force? Those who voted him third in MVP balloting last season would say he is.

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