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Carmelo Anthony | Forward | #7

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 235
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (3) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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Carmelo Anthony will rest on Wednesday.
Melo has looked fine in the preseason with the Knicks getting over 100 possessions per 48 minutes -- they didn't hit 96 last year. Anthony has an impressive 15.0 points per game in just 22.3 minutes this month, as well. He's a solid target in the third round. Oct 19 - 6:15 PM

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Carmelo Anthony made 7-of-11 from the field for 19 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in 25 minutes on Monday.

He's getting a ton of open looks and is just on fire outside of the paint. In his three preseason games, Anthony is sitting at a beautiful 63.0 effective field goal percentage on his 27 shots outside of the paint this month. For what it's worth, Anthony made 45.8 percent of his wide-open attempts from deep last year and 50.0 percent of those in 2014-15. Coach Jeff Hornacek's system could really help Melo with the increased tempo, which Hornacek has talked about in almost every press conference. He's a little older and he isn't the most durable guy anymore, but he's making a strong case as a third-round pick with top-15 upside.
Oct 10 - 11:49 PM

Carmelo Anthony scored 16 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 19 minutes during a 116-98 win over the Nets on Saturday.

The increased tempo should be visually pleasing to both Knicks fans and Melo's fantasy value. The Knicks have been in the bottom for pace since Phil Jackson got it "goink" for the Knicks front office. Due to injuries and sub-par output recently, Anthony has become a very nice value in the late third or fourth round.
Oct 8 - 10:47 PM

The Knicks will open their preseason with a starting lineup of Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee, Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle O'Quinn.

Joakim Noah (hamstring) will sit this one out as a precaution, which thrusts O'Quinn into the starting five and should result in more minutes for Willy Hernangomez. It's worth noting that Porzingis is listed as the team's center, with O'Quinn at power forward. Check back after the exhibition to see how the Knicks' new-look unit fared vs. the Rockets.

Carmelo Anthony said that he's in the best shape that he's been in "in a long time."

He turned 32 years old back in May, but got a head start on his conditioning by playing for Team USA this summer. The Knicks will push the pace this season and Anthony should get some easier buckets in transition, so the coaching change should be great for his value. He tends to fall in fantasy drafts, but he's still a nice pick towards the end of the early rounds.
Sep 26 - 2:26 PM

Phil Jackson wants Carmelo Anthony to run the lane more frequently.

Jackson believes the new guards on the roster in Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings will allow Melo to get out and run, something new coach Jeff Hornacek wants to do. At the end of the day, Melo is pretty well-established in his tendencies and it would be surprising to see a major change in his game at this stage of his career.
Sep 24 - 4:22 PM

Carmelo Anthony's college coach, Jim Boeheim, said that it's "unlikely" Melo will ever win an NBA championship.

"He's unlikely to win an NBA title,'' Boeheim said. "He's never been on a team that even had a remote chance of winning an NBA title. As a player, all you can do is try to make your team better, and every team he's been on he's made them a lot better. Denver hadn't done anything prior to him getting there and he took them into the playoffs. They weren't going to beat the Lakers or the Spurs. In those years, they won the championship most of the time." Well, at least he has three gold medals.
Source: ESPN
Aug 24 - 10:24 AM

Carmelo Anthony scored seven points on 3-of-7 shooting during Team USA's gold medal win on Sunday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and one turnover in 18 minutes.

Melo became the first player in men's USA Basketball history to take home three gold medals, and he got emotional talking about it after the game saying: "I've committed to this in '04. I've seen the worst, and I've seen the best, and I stuck with it. I'm here today, three gold medals later." He also confirmed that the 2016 Olympic Games will be his last outing with the US squad. Anthony looked healthy throughout the Olympics, and he could be in for a nice fantasy season running in Jeff Hornacek's up-tempo offense with some improved talent around him.
Aug 21 - 5:19 PM

Carmelo Anthony said that even if he never wins a championship, he would view his career as a success if he comes away from the 2016 Olympic Games with a third gold medal.

"Most athletes don't have an opportunity to say that they won a gold medal, better yet three gold medals," Anthony said. "I can look back on it when my career is over -- if I don't have an NBA championship ring -- and say I had a great career." Not all great players win championships, and championship or not, Melo will go down as one of the best pure scorers to ever play the game. He'll be worth an early-round selection on draft day.
Source: ESPN
Aug 11 - 6:16 PM

Carmelo Anthony became the U.S.A.'s all-time leading scorer in the Olympics on Wednesday, going 9-of-15 from downtown to finish with 31 points, eight rebounds and two steals during a tough win vs. Australia.

Anthony has scored 293 total points in the Olympics, putting him ahead of luminaries like LeBron James, Michael Jordan and David Robinson. He took advantage of slower defenders all night long, scoring 14 points in first quarter alone, and his offensive splurge was critical in a surprisingly tough 98-88 win that improved the U.S. to 3-0 in Group A action. They'll face another challenge vs. an up-and-coming Serbian team on Friday.
Aug 10 - 8:06 PM

Carmelo Anthony said that leadership comes naturally to him.

"The leadership comes natural to me," Anthony said. "People are putting a lot on it because the whole world is seeing it. For me, I do this every day. It's natural for me. It's genuine. It's nothing that I'm forcing myself to do. I do it every day all day. I'm the same person. I'm the same guy. Now it's just more visible to you (media) guys because you're seeing it a little more on my own team every season. There's more cameras in practice now. We have practice that's open and you guys have a chance to see how we react with one another. I think that's the difference. I think you guys are starting to see more of me doing that rather than all through the season."
Aug 6 - 4:06 PM

Carmelo Anthony scored a team-high 19 points during a 110-66 win over Nigeria on Monday, adding five rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

He played 19 minutes in another easy USA win. Team USA didn't have Kyrie Irving (leg), so they gave extra ball-handling responsibility to DeMar DeRozan, who scored 13 points. As for Anthony, the Knicks are not planning to use the triangle as much, so that might help Melo.
Aug 1 - 10:08 PM

Carmelo Anthony thinks the Knicks had a realistic shot at signing Dwyane Wade.

While the Knicks could have been a player for Wade, they also would risked losing other free agents by waiting on Wade. "There was a chance," Anthony said. "There was definitely a chance. We would have had to pull a rabbit out of the hat in the 25th hour. But there was a chance. I think if it was maybe two days earlier we probably would have had D-Wade." By moving quickly, the Knicks were able to sign (or re-sign) Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee, Brandon Jennings, and Lance Thomas and surround Anthony with greater depth.

Carmelo Anthony expressed his happiness over the Knicks offseason moves.

The Knicks were aggressive in adding to their core of Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis and the moves have made Melo a happy camper. "The front office stepped up,’’ Anthony said. "It was a collective effort. They did their job and did what they had to do to make things happen. Now they’ve put us in the situation to give us an opportunity. All we have to do is take advantage of it." The 32-year-old now has a solid veteran group surrounding him and while he won't be the fantasy stud he once was, he should have no trouble returning early-round value in 2016-17 as long as he can stay healthy.
Jul 19 - 12:01 PM

Phil Jackson said that Carmelo Anthony convinced him to take a "win now" approach in free agency.

After the season, Jackson asked Anthony if the Knicks were "moving quickly enough" to meet his timeline to win, and Anthony told him "that he's getting into an age where things have to happen for him." Anthony is 32 years old and his window for a title is closing, so Jackson took his advice and went out and acquired Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings. In addition to appeasing Anthony, Knicks GM Steve Mills also said that their win-now approach will help Kristaps Porzingis develop because he will be in a winning culture.
Source: ESPN
Jul 9 - 9:33 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Derrick Rose
2Brandon Jennings
3Sasha Vujacic
SG1Courtney Lee
2Justin Holiday
3Ron Baker
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Lance Thomas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Maurice Ndour
C1Joakim Noah
2Guillermo Hernangomez
3Kyle O'Quinn
4Marshall Plumlee