Carmelo Anthony Named January Eastern Conference Player of the Month

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Yesterday, Carmelo Anthony received recognition as the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Month for his record-breaking play in January.

Leading the team to its first winning month of the season (10-6), Anthony averaged 28.7 points, 9 rebounds and 3.4 assists. In addition, Anthony shot 45% from the field and 49% from three-point range.

Anthony’s best performance came on January 24 at Madison Square Garden when he scored 62 points against the Bobcats, breaking Bernard King’s previous franchise record.

Melo’s stellar play lead the Knicks to a four-game win streak to close out the month and his seventh All-Star game selection.

[Video] Carmelo Anthony Named Starter on 2014 All-Star Team

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Carmelo Anthony has been named to his seventh All-Star team, the NBA announced yesterday.

After a slow start that saw him shooting under 40%, Anthony has improved his numbers to 44% from the field, 41 from three-point  range, 9 rebounds and 3 assists.

In last year’s All-Star game, Melo put up 26 points and notched 12 assists. Rounding out the starting five with Anthony are LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Paul George and Kyrie Irving.

The below graphic, courtesy of nyknicks.com, illustrates Melo’s excellent stats. The game takes place on February 16.

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Carmelo Anthony Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week 11/26-12/2

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In Melo we trust! Carmelo Anthony has been recognized as the NBA’s Eastern Conference “Player of the Week” for his recent excellent play in leading the Knicks to a 3-1 record from November 26 through December 2. New York has secured wins over Milwaukee, Washington and Phoenix, with the lone defeat being an overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets. During this span, Anthony has averaged 29.5 points, 8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks on 45% shooting from the field and 47% from downtown. The Knicks are currently second in the Eastern Conference with a 12-4 record.

The scary thing is Melo can be even better. Those who’ve watched the games know that although Melo has gotten a lot better at trusting his teammates, he’s still prone to a few bad “heat-check” shots per game and a defensive lapse or two. Tighten those up and should these numbers hold, the “MVP chants we’ve heard recently at the Garden may just become a reality.