Carmelo Anthony: With a Commitment to Defense, ‘Melo Can Be a Top-5 NBA Player

April 6th, 2011 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »
Carmelo Anthony has been a Knick for about a month and a half now, and fans and critics alike are still debating whether or not obtaining him was the right move for New York.

Some believe that the trade for Anthony was completely warranted, while others feel that the Knicks overpaid for the star forward.  All of the continued scrutiny has made Anthony's transition into New York anything but smooth.

At times, Anthony has played like he is the best player in the league.  Other times, though, Anthony has seemed like a one-trick offensive pony who can only contribute in an isolation setting.

Regardless of whether or not people feel the Knicks gave up too much in assets for Anthony, and despite his occasional inconsistent play, the fact of the matter is that Anthony is an NBA superstar.

A case can even be made that Anthony is a top-five player, but many believe that he is not in that bubble.  However, Anthony has the opportunity to silence those critics once and for all and prove to the rest of the league that he is a top-five player.

How can he do this?

By committing to defense.

Anthony's incons ...

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