SF Rank – #5
Position – SF | 6′ 8″, 240 lbs | New York Knicks
Born – May 29, 1984 in New York, NY
Drafted – 2003: 1st Rnd, 3rd by DEN
College – Syracuse
Experience – 12 years
Sports Unbiased Staff G.F.R. Analysis
Ben Buchanan – Many may disagree with his No.3 ranking on my list, but I still believe in Melo as he will be leading the much improved Knicks in 2015. In 2014 the Knicks decided to tank, so why would Melo go out and give it his all? I think too many people are overly down on Melo for last season, and with the Knicks 1st round pick this year going to either Denver or Toronto, there is no reason for the Knicks to tank, meaning Carmelo should be giving it his all. Melo is one of the best scorers in the league and when he’s hot he’s HOT. There’s no reason why Melo can’t play with new Knicks players Kristaps Porzingis, Arron Afflalo, Robin Lopez, and more. If all goes well Melo could average 25/7/5 easily.
Sauping R. Arguello – Anthony is coming off a season ending knee injury. Despite being one of the most talented scorers in the game, he has not stamped his legacy as a NBA great. In order to do that he must win. Can he do that in NY?
Jr. Williams – Carmelo Anthony is one of the most lethal scorers in the league, with that being said I still believe his all around game has some holes, holes that will more than likely never be filled. I think his inside game is underrated and there aren’t many players who can stop him in a one-on-one situation, unfortunately, he isn’t the best team player and there isn’t a shot he doesn’t like. On a positive note, without him in the lineup last season the Knicks struggled and ended the season at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings (17-65). Melo is a prolific scorer, but take that away and what do you have? Lets hope the time he spent sidelined helped him to reevaluate parts of his game to improve on.