That's two players involved in the Carmelo Anthony trade that have been on the wrong end of dunk-of-the-year contenders.
2014 High Games: Melo 46, Kobe 44, Davis 43, Klay 41, LeBron 41, Rudy 40, Kobe 39, Blake 39, Westbrook 38
I like Melo as a person and a player so I desperately want to believe he's not buying into that "cultural icon taste maker" friggin nonsense
I hope when Melo was told by some guy that he can be a "cultural icon taste maker" he started laughing & said "get the (bleep) out of here"
In ESPN Mag story on Carmelo someone described as a "branding expert" asks Carmelo if he wants "to be a cultural icon, a taste maker." OMG
Lost in all the LeBron/Cavs stuff: Melo realllllly should have come to the Bulls.
According to Basketball-Reference, Carmelo's played 62% of his minutes at small forward; 38% at PF. Last yr, he played 62% at PF, 38% at SF.
About a fifth of way thru the yr, Melo's shooting 47.5% from field & 42.6% from three. Former is his best % in 8 yrs; latter is career-best.
Carmelo on Jose Calderon: "His IQ out there on the court I think is very high. That’s something that, at that position, we’ve been missing."
Melo, on playing with a high-IQ point guard: "I love it. I love it. Ain't nothing like playing with a high-level PG."
Knicks letting Sixers get close. If anyone but Carmelo shoots here Phil is going to leave his cart in aisle 6 and have to take over.
I think Delfino blocked me after I referred to him as a chalk outline after a particularly bad game vs. Carmelo. I REGRET NOTHING CARLOS.
One thing that is going to hurt Sixers chance of making a game of this - besides being bad is that Melo looks like he could score 100.
LOL. Philly got the deficit down to 2, with 33 seconds left, and all the starters had to come back. Melo borrowed Toure Murry's headband.
Knicks will start Calderon, Shumpert, Melo, Acy & Dalembert in the Jahlil Okafor Sweepstakes Game against the winless Sixers
Iman, Melo, Quincy and Sam get the wheel of starter call tonight for the Knicks.
Knicks' starting five is Calderon, Shumpert, Melo, Acy and Dalembert.
And this lineup still beats the Knicks .... YOU HEAR THAT, MELO??
Casey said Jabari Parker reminds him a lot of Carmelo Anthony. “He’s a big, power 3, so to speak."
Casey on Jabari: "He does a great job of body-hunting, getting into your body and drawing contact. He reminds me of a young Carmelo."
Raptors coach Dwane Casey called Jabari Parker "a Carmelo Anthony type at the 4 position. He's a power 3, so to speak."
Of course, Kobe hasn't been efficient this year w/his FG%. He and No. 5 overall scorer James Harden (tied w/Melo) are both at 38.6%.
NBA scoring leaders: 1) Kobe (27.5); 2) LeBron James (25.9) 3) Anthony Davis (25.5) 4) Steph Curry (24.8); 5) Carmelo Anthony (23.8)
Syracuse has a manager in the back looking to get Melo and Tyler Ennis suited up for the stretch run.
Meantime, Syracuse has 22 points w/ 44 secs left in the first half and is down 14 to Cal at MSG. They may need Melo in the 2nd half.
In all seriousness, Fisher's sub patterns w Melo have probably been the best thing abt his coaching so far. He's done well with that.
Derrick Rose Would Call Tim Duncan About A Foot Locker Event But Wouldn't Call Carmelo Anthony To Recruit Him — My Column: